Hand-pulled Monotypes, Printmaking & Fine Art
Bridging the gap between painting and printmaking, I use ink in a unique sculptural way that is uncommon in monotyping. I like to make a lot of detail, fused and blended with varying motifs, all energetically applied. My prints are a tactile experience and have a unique dimensional quality that is attained in part by the tools and process of my work. I'm a self-taught artist, influenced by renaissance and pre-Raphaelite artists, but I have a thing for abstract expressionism so there is no easy categorization. I get my inspiration not only in nature and history, but also in diverse arts like jewellery and clothing design, which makes for a personal and eclectic oeuvre. For me, the creation of art is a multidisciplinary lifestyle where each aspect of craft influences and builds the others.
The Beauty of Monotypes
This is a closeup of a small section of the monotype titled "Cosmos". The dense, sculptural, and rich detail in these monotypes is something that is hard to appreciate on a computer monitor. One thing that really adds to the beauty of this print is the handmade Hosho paper used. It imparts a slightly soft velvety feeling to the whole print, and of course it feels great to the touch.
Mari C. Germany
Got this beautiful "flower bulb" from Simon, sent safe and quickly all the way across the atlantic ocean. We had a very friendly conversation and easy paying agreement, the package was well packed, and so I was happy to unwrap the artwork. Thanks, Simon.
Irina R, Vancouver Canada
Impeccable craftsmanship on these beautiful pieces by Vancouver artist Simon Shawn Andrews. I always considered Simon as a young artist with an old master soul. I was a fan of his since I discovered his art a few years back and I was attracted by his works instantly. You can see how he really loves his craft by how carefully he wraps his pieces for shipping, each of them accompanied by notes on how to handle and to take care of the them. Great service and great communication too, fast response to all inquiries and fast shipping. Thank you!
R Hudgins, Texas USA
Wanted to let you know that I just received your "Baptism of Christ" and it is more magnificent than the online image. You are a wonderful, creative artist, and i appreciate your dedication to art...a life that must not be easy. Keep it up.
Charles Collins, Texas USA
An absolute treasure from 1st rate artist.
Marisa Y, Georgia, USA
Just gorgeous! Probably my favorite piece of art. Thank you Simon!!
Belinda N, Essex UK
Simon has a fantastic eye and was a pleasure to deal with, thank you.
Mia L, California USA
Beautiful piece, wonderful transaction. Thank you!!