Surrounded by outstanding countryside and the famous prehistoric Ridgeway, Simone is inspired by the landscape that surrounds her. Much of her work is taken from the experience of walking; observing clumps of trees on The Ridgeway or the drama of the skies and horizons that ripple and fold despite our efforts to tame them. A Londoner at heart, she tries to bring a different perspective and vision through her work - perhaps that element of surprise, delight and wonder that comes through responding to the natural world around her. Simone works mainly in oil on hand stretched Belgian linen that has a particularly rich texture and finish. She responds in different ways often returning to the same subject matter; sometimes using quick bright marks to give movement and light to a field or wood, or large areas of dramatic colour, abstracting the image with an intense colour palette. Expect to see images of Hackpen Hill, Barbury Castle, Marlborough Downs and views of the The Ridgeway path. In 2019, whilst not taking part in the Open Studios Trail, Simone is working on a new project that will link the landscape she loves with archaeological pieces from The Swindon Museum and Art Gallery; this is a process which will take some time but has resulted in some interesting pieces; mono prints, mixed media work and some paintings. Her Studio is open to visit by appointment.