In 2005 Simon Beer moved to Burrell, North Yorkshire and lived/painted in a tumbled down cottage for a year before moving to Knaresborough. After taking on a large studio in Ripley and worked there for several years, he went back to University (Leeds Met) and studied for a degree in Contemporary Design followed by a Masters in Fine Art at York St John.
‘My painting, which has always been hugely influenced by landscape, changed as I swapped the vast open landscapes of Norfolk and The Fens, for the more dramatic landscapes of the north. I have continued with my interest in mathematical patterns and arrangement.’
Alongside painting, Simon Beer teaches on various courses at Harrogate College.
Solo Exhibitions and awards:
2008 Harrogate Open, Special Commendation
2007 The Old fire Engine House, Ely Cambs
2005 The Old fire Engine House, Ely Cambs
2004 Medcalf, EC1
2003 The Old fire Engine House, Ely Cambs
2002 Field Dalling Gallery, Norfolk
2001 The Old fire Engine House, Ely Cambs