SIMON DAVIS: I AM BECAUSE YOU ARE

11 - 20 MAY

This exhibition of thirty small portraits is a self-portrait.

All through my life as a painter and illustrator, I have taken inspiration and guidance from all kinds of sources. Some have directly informed how I paint, others how I think about the act of painting.

This project began with the portrait of my father, John, as it was the obvious place to start.

All through my childhood in the 1970s, I took on board all kinds of visual influences, from Brooke Bond Tea cards to magazines like the Beano, Look-in and Look and Learn, and like a kind of magpie, I collected and stored all this amazing imagery in my head. As I embarked on my career in art, they all played their part.

Over the course of my professional life, I have been inspired by a circle of creative giants, both from the past and present. Part of the process of this project was to meet with these artists who had all been, and continue to be, so influential to me.

I Am Because You Are has been a long process and the final stages coincided with trying to negotiate the Covid lockdowns, so I’m pleased to have finally completed it with the initial idea intact. But of course, it will never be finished, as it’s both necessary and a joy to constantly seek out and be inspired by new artists.

- Simon Davis

Simon Davis

John Davis

£1,100

Simon Davis

Boo Cook

£1,100

Simon Davis

Nicolas Uribe

£1,100

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Simon Davis

Ray Ching

£1,100

Simon Davis

Anastasia Pollard

£1,100

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Simon Davis

Graham Humphreys

£1,100

Simon Davis

Glenn Fabry

£1,100

Simon Davis

Alan Lee

£1,100

Simon Davis

Steve Roberts

£1,100

Simon Davis

Emily McMehen

£1,100

Simon Davis

James Lloyd

£1,100

Simon Davis

Roger Dean

£1,100

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Simon Davis

Duncan Fegredo

£1,100

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Simon Davis

Mike Mignola

£1,100

Simon Davis

Bernadett Timko

£1,100

Simon Davis

Mick McMahon

£1,100

Simon Davis

Ben Sullivan

£1,100

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Simon Davis

Cam Kennedy

£1,100

Simon Davis

James Hague

£1,100

Simon Davis

Emma Hopkins

£1,100

Simon Davis

Andrew James

£1,100

Simon Davis

Brendan Kelly

£1,100

Simon Davis

Michael Taylor

£1,100

Simon Davis

Viktor Kalvachev

£1,100

Simon Davis

Chris Riddell

£1,100

Simon Davis

Phil Hale

£1,100

Simon Davis

Tom Eglington

£1,100

Simon Davis

Melissa Scott Miller

£1,100

Simon Davis

Antony Williams

£1,100

Simon Davis

Simon Bisley

£1,100

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