Simone has developed her own unique style and technique, creating images that sit between photography and fine art.
Her compositions have a `painterly’ feel, slightly reminiscent of some of the `old masters’, but with a modern contemporary twist.
Simone’s photomontage images are created by taking an original photograph, usually of a still life composition, and then building up overlays, always involving photographed textures and subtle colours. The finished artwork is therefore an amalgamation of many different layers, each with different effects applied, superimposed over the original image, with varying levels of translucency. Although these are digital works, all the images and textures used are from her own photographic collection, to ensure that the artwork is a totally `one-off’ original piece.
Her artworks have been likened to `meditations’ - calm, serene and balanced.
Simone is a member and director of Chalk Gallery, Lewes.