Simon Wright was born in West Yorkshire in 1974. "From as early as I can remember I have always been drawing and painting and it's been my sole passion all my life. After gaining a degree as an illustrator I began to realize I enjoyed more fine art painting as it didn't have the restraints of illustrative work. Through this I gained success painting animals, particularly dogs, I also started to do more portraiture work. In my work I try to bring the elements of illustration and fine art together to hopefully create a style which is totally unique and appeals to a varied audience. I enjoy working from realistic to abstract and everything in between. I work predominantly in oils and acrylic. I am always grateful that I am able to make a living out of my love of painting."