Ken Simm, Lancashire England Member Since February 2007 Artist Statement My name is Ken Simm and I am an Artist, Teacher, Writer, Poet and Photographer living in the UK.
I have a degree in Fine Art and a Postgraduate Certificate of Education. I have been teaching for 30 years. For the last 5 as an Advanced Skilled Teacher.
I should not talk so much about myself if there were anybody else whom I knew as well. Unfortunately, I am confined to this theme by the narrowness of my experience’ Thoreau
Images, photographs and painting produced during journey’s around the islands of Britain, England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland. Animals, birds and history, Nature and landscapes. Watercolours, drawings, photographs and prints. Wild places,Islands small and large, holy and empty, ancient places, kingdoms and mysterious sites. Waterfalls, Abbey and castle. Architecture and nature, Coast and mountain. Dogs and horses, Magic and mystery.
The journey is as important as the destination.
I don’t see any element of my art as seperate. My photographs originally came as note taking for my painting before becoming important aspects in themselves. The writing is equally part of the whole. I see no real difference between any modes of Creative Expression. The Camera is to the photographer as the brush is to the painter. A tool nothing more.
This is an attempt to produce Plural Energies. All techniques communicate towards the whole.
My images are in collections around the world.
An artist will take you on a trip around his work. He will tell you what to view and in what order. He will attempt to provoke a variety of responses, even negative one's. He will appeal to your sense of wonder. He will ask pertinent questions of you whilst you view. No one should remain passive in front of a piece of art work. This artwork will and should ask as many questions of both the intellect and the emotions as it answers. This is true of all art.