My name is Dave Simpson. I am an amateur artist and photographer. I work in oils. acrylics and watercolours, and also like trying out mixed media projects. I accept mainly commission work in all types of subject, including painting from photographs and interpreting and reproducing the work of well-known artists. My interests are Shropshire hills, nature, seascapes, and Japanese culture.
My work is mainly inspired by travel and nature. Landscapes, views, flowers and trees are my most common subjects. Sometimes I am inspired by a small detail – the texture of bark, a shell or an interesting leaf. More recently I am enjoying working on local landscapes, dramatic skies and beautiful views. Initially, I like to use unpredictable media such as inks and dyes. I then use a variety of techniques to add detail from drawing and painting to collage and stitch. I am especially fond of free machine embroidery and use this in much the same ways as I draw.