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Simon Gilpin

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Issue: 2015-03-05 PHOTO: Rick Massie


Biography

Simon James Gilpin was born in Leeds, England in 1976.  His love of painting can be traced back to his earliest memories.  Visits to his grandmother’s house were always filled with the smell of turpentine and the paraphernalia of oil painting.  His grandmother’s work hanging alongside paintings by her brother, Richard Eurich (R.A.), a respected war artist, were strong early influences.

From the age of 15, Simon has been painting with oils after progressing from watercolours.  This love of painting led him to pursue higher education, where he received his Bachelor of Fine Arts in 1999 from Bretton Hall University in Wakefield, UK.  

 Simon enjoys working as a professional artist, teacher and gallery manager.  He has also had the privilege of organizing the visual arts for the Atlin Arts and Music Festival in Atlin, BC, attending an artist retreat at Dechenla Lodge in Northwest Territories, as well as having works purchased for the Haines Junction Visitor’s Centre and the Yukon Permanent Art Collection.  Simon continues to exhibit his work both in Canada and the UK, and is proud to call Yukon, Canada his home


www.simonjamesgilpin.com

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