SIMON MENZIES trained in Italy. His love of painters such as Klimt have played a strong role in much of his work, where the combining of decorative design and naturalism often compliment each other.

Simon is an admirer of the Old Masters and more recent Masters such as Degas, Whistler, Sargent, Wyeth and Hopper, to name but a few. He hopes that some of their influences can be found in his paintings.