The son of two practising artists, Simon Andrew was born in Portsmouth, Hampshire, schooled in West Cornwall, and studied science at Queen's University, Ontario, Canada, where his father was a Professor of Painting.

He turned his face against art initially, due to the clutch of artists around him as he was growing up, and took up science, only to discover that he wanted to pursue an artistic career in the long run. He did his MA in Fine Art at Newcastle.

Now he lives and paints in both Cornwall, where his father, the artist David ANDREW, has re-settled, and where his mother, the artist Lyn LEGRICE lives, and also in Canada where he maintains a home and studio.

A selection of his paintings, related to recent exhibitions, can be seen on the web