From an early age growing up on the coast of southern England, Simon Kenevan has long realized a profound love of the sea. From the barefoot boy running through the foam, to the vibrant young man working on fishing boats, the need to be near, within sight, earshot and smell has always been apparent. This magnetic connection began subconsciously in the younger years and most formative since the moment of awareness.
The time of his enlightenment was during the first year of working a small fishing boat alone. Simon would be out at first light, pulling the boat across the sand to the shore, rowing through the breaking waves, out into deeper water against the winds and tide. He fondly remembers feeling the first touch of the sun’s warmth cutting through the predawn chill. He recalls experiencing every kind of weather in every kind of light; all conspiring to create a universe of wordless poetry inside.
Now with over 25 years of experience Simon Kenevan has found his vocabulary via pigment and paper, brush and canvas. Working with pastels and oils he cherishes the precious moments already lived through the creative process. Each subsequent painting has its own resonance unique to each and every viewer.
His passion is fixed between the waters, the tides, the sky, the weather, and the narrow band where all elements come together, each one a factor in the behavior of another. Forever changing, no to moments ever the same, Simon feels the scale and the timelessness to his core, evoking a welcoming level of humility and a powerful sense of place.