I grew up in the North of England for most of my life. I’m 30 years old and based in New Zealand about 1 hour north of Auckland in the sticks.
I started painting about 9 years ago, when I was an Art student. My stylz are crazy, monsterish characters, pretty much everyday observations, but twisted ever so slightly. I think my style also has humor, it’s easy to understand my characters whether it be there personality, expression or plain and simple face value.
The name cracked ink came about after a series of characters I did when I first came ova to NZ, they were a little disturbed, visually and expression wise, and It kinda came through that, I thought the word cracked was quite relevant for the style that I worked in too, old objects that are pretty ruined, demolished, and the ink, well that’s were it all starts.
At the moment my Art work is not a full time career as much as I would enjoy that, my art is definitely a full-time affair, because it’s my life, no matter whether it’s something simple or complex I’m always thinking about or doing my work, it’s an addiction.
Check out Simon’s work in various festival events including:
- The Sweet Streets Award Exhibition: 8-24 October, 1000 Pound Ben
- Sweet Streets At BSG group show: 8-21 Oct (opening night 13 Oct), Brunswick Street Gallery, Fitzroy
- Live Painting Street Murals (exact locations to be announced)