From an early age, growing up on the coast of southern England, Simon Kenevan has long realised a profound love of the sea. From the barefoot boy running through the foam to the vibrant young man working on fishing boats, the need to be near, within sight, earshot, smell, has always been apparent.
Now, with over 25 years of experience, Simon Kenevan has found his vocabulary, via pigment and paper, brush and canvas. Working with pastels, and oils, precious moments are relived through the creative process. Each subsequent painting has its own resonance, unique to each and every viewer. His passion lies between the waters, the tides, the sky, the weather; the narrow band where all elements come together, each one a factor in the behaviour of another. Forever changing, no two moments ever the same, Simon feels the scale and the timelessness to his core, evoking a welcome level of humility, and a powerful sense of place. In Simon's words, "I was born to be near the ocean.