Simon is a self-taught artist. A colourist at heart his practice focusing on visually expressing the landscape through impasto oil paintings and mono-prints on glass.
His paintings have been exhibited at the Royal Academy of Arts, Royal College of Art, Saatchi Gallery, Mall Galleries and as a Finalist of the Davy Portrait Awards.
"Luscious landcapes, tender portraits and Richterian abstractions on glass... an artist in love with his craft and with a belief in the pleasures of aesthetics." FAD Magazine
Simon's solo show #ISTHISNOW? at gallery@oxo - a new collection of mono prints, paintings and drawings inspired by the micro and macrocosms of our universe.
"Simon Tarrant uses oils on glass and Perspex, achieving a mysterious wet-in-wet effect, like the Aurora Borealis." Artists & Illustrators
"Powerful and uncompromising oil paintings... breathtaking." Irish News
"This latest collection of work has been inspired by Tarrant’s most recent travels across Ireland and succeeds in expertly encapsulating the charming character of the Irish landscape." Culture Northern Ireland
sketches & portraits
"His sketches and drawings adopt a more gentle and serene tone, highlighting the sheer range and diversity of the artist's work and his subjects." Irish News
"SIMON SAYS: English artist Simon strung a row of painted compact discs across Broadway last weekend from the 10th floor of Beggars Banquet record company office in SoHo. No one was hurt, and authorities never noticed the shimmering view...." New York Post