Simon                                     Simon & Michael William                     Michael William

Simon having a close study of an old bull elephant on the Zambezi in Zambia.

 

SIMON STEVENSON

Simon was born near Moshi Tanzania, East Africa, where he spent his early childhood living on the slopes of the world’s highest free-standing volcano, Mt Kilimanjaro. At 19,340 feet it is also Africa’s highest mountain. At the age of seven, his family moved to Arusha, Tanzania’s new administrative capital and centre of tourism. Here he was to have access to some of Africa’s finest game reserves. Now many years on, his images adorn the walls of many of the lodges in those same reserves.

For those fortunate to visit this Eden of Africa, the experience enters deep into their soul.

Simon was educated in Tanzania and then Kenya and finally in England where he was to eventually settle in 1979. He now lives in the county of Shropshire, where he began to rekindle his deep rooted memories and love of Africa by painting and sketching these beautiful images. By using Tea and dry Ochre, Simon has managed to capture the colour, mood and shimmering beauty associated with this ancient but delicate land. It would appear that his beloved Africa has firmly etched itself into his soul.

2012 saw a new development in Simon’s artistic style by the introduction of the medium of Chalk and Charcoal on black pastel paper in the form of animal specimen sketches.

Originals in both styles have become most sought after and now adorn the walls of collectors Worldwide. Both original and limited edition prints are available through this website.

 

                  Selous Tanzania 1970, looking for elephants from a Kopje.                   

 

Moremi Botswana 2007, still looking for elephants.

                 

      

                            Ruaha Tanzania 2015                                                          South Luangwa Zambia 2016     

 

 Zimbabwe 2017 studying a bull elephant.