Light on the Sea, 2011. Acrylic on canvas, 120 x 130 cm


High Tide, 2015. Acrylic on canvas, 140 x 150 cm


Saltings, 2018. Acrylic on paper, 70 x 80 cm


Sluice at High Tide, 2017. Acrylic on canvas, 100 x 120 cm


Simon Carter

All my work begins in drawing. I draw most days along the coast near the studio and it is these A4 drawings that I use to start the process of painting. I hope that in the studio any image or idea is eventually transfigured entirely into paint. I can’t really explain what happens in the studio: I start putting paint on the canvas and and after a while the painting enters into some kind of dialogue with the accumulating drawings and with me. It is not a matter of technique, more one of faith and perseverance.

Simon Carter is represented by Messum’s London.