Simon Crawford [ 1959 - Present ]

Simon Crawford is a painter based in Knaresborough.

Crawford explores the human form and landscape with an abstract, expressionist style. The vast subjects Crawford studies are transformed in expressive mark-making and innovative experimentations in colour.

Simon studied History of Art and English at Nottingham University before going on to the Byam Shaw School of Art in London to complete a Diploma in Fine Art in 1985. Since then, his work has been widely exhibited in his home county of Yorkshire, and across the UK with his work being included in The Royal Academy Summer Exhibitions, the Jerwood Drawing Prize, Dean Clough Gallery in Halifax, The Mercer Gallery in Harrogate. More recently his work has been exhibited at the Ryedale Museum and art gallery, Silson contemporary Harrogate, McGee gallery, York, House of Nidd, Pineapple Gallery, Bishop Auckland, and Ripon Cathedral open show.