Simeon Stafford was born in Duckinfield, Greater Manchester, in 1959. Beginning to paint gritty northern landscapes as a teenager, he was to meet L S Lowry when 14, a key figure at an early age, who encouraged him to carry on and paint.
In 1996, Simeon moved to Cornwall, meeting fellow artists Sir Terry Frost and Patrick Heron. It’s fascinating to look at Simeon’s work. In it you can see the influence of the northern gritty art he grew up with and painted, whilst at the same time you can see the infusion of colour that so often went with the work of Frost and Heron.
Still living in Cornwall and painting what he wants to paint, Simeon has exhibited widely and his work can be found in numerous public collections, including the UK Government