Simeon Stafford was born in Manchester. From a young age he showed considerable artistic talent. An early inspiration was L S Lowry (whom he met, and who was greatly encouraging). In 1996 this self-taught artist moved to Cornwall, to a house with a view of St Michaels Mount - a perfect vantage point from which to paint his characterful figures, many of them based on real individuals. His work has an exuberance borne of a strong self-belief combined with a great sense of humour.
Stafford's charming and colourful watercolours and oils can be confused with the work of Fred YATES in terms of subject - naive scenes with small figures scurrying around or on the beach. His work is highly sought after and his collectors include Her Majesty the Queen.
Painter in oils, watercolour, mixed media
works and access
Works incl: Ball Game - Beach St Ives (oil on board, signed); August Bank Holiday - Marazion Beach (oil on canvas, signed); Blue House in the Harbour (oil on board, signed); Arrivals and Departures (2002, oil on board, signed); all of these paintings are illustrated in the W H Lane Catalogue, 2 Dec 2010.
2020: Whitewater Gallery, Polzeath - June (by appointment owing to pandemic)
Sale of paintings, W H Lane & Son, 2 Dec 2010, Catalogue
Cornwall Today (June 2020) 'He's Seriously Good' by Mercedes Smith