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James Simon

Joined Artfinder: Sept. 2015

Artworks for sale: 46

(5)

United States

About James Simon

 
 
  • Biography

     Before he could write, James was drawing. At the age of two he scrawled on a piece of lined paper and declared “It’s a worm”. Armed with his battered briefcase filled with pencils and paper his father would bring home from work, he was always drawing.

    “Drawing was the one thing I knew I could do as well as anyone,” he says now. “I was entered in minor contests in school growing up and always did well. I didn’t think much about it, because it was always just my thing.”

    As high school came to an end, he was accepted into the Herron School of Art at the Campus of Indiana University, Purdue University at Indianapolis, the skills in drawing being the main reason he was accepted. 

    “My professors remembered my portfolio and my drawing skills and knew immediately everything else would come easy. And it’s what I believe; that the visual arts comes from being able to draw. To be able to see things and interpret them onto paper via the pencil is crucial,” James explains. “Once you can draw something to look like your reference, I believe that creating can come easier. Not easy, per se, but easier.”

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  • Education

    1983 - 1987

    Herron School of Art, Indiana University/Purdue University at Indianapolis

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Education

1983 - 1987

Herron School of Art, Indiana University/Purdue University at Indianapolis


There are no upcoming events


 

Biography

 Before he could write, James was drawing. At the age of two he scrawled on a piece of lined paper and declared “It’s a worm”. Armed with his battered briefcase filled with pencils and paper his father would bring home from work, he was always drawing.

“Drawing was the one thing I knew I could do as well as anyone,” he says now. “I was entered in minor contests in school growing up and always did well. I didn’t think much about it, because it was always just my thing.”

As high school came to an end, he was accepted into the Herron School of Art at the Campus of Indiana University, Purdue University at Indianapolis, the skills in drawing being the main reason he was accepted. 

“My professors remembered my portfolio and my drawing skills and knew immediately everything else would come easy. And it’s what I believe; that the visual arts comes from being able to draw. To be able to see things and interpret them onto paper via the pencil is crucial,” James explains. “Once you can draw something to look like your reference, I believe that creating can come easier. Not easy, per se, but easier.”

 
 
 
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