Simeon Stafford was born in 1956 in Duckinfield, UK. His career started early; aged 14 he won the Robert Owen Schools Award for Art and the Manchester Evening News’s Portrait Award. After this he was encouraged to pursue his practice and studied at Hyde College and, in 1974, became a professional artist and exhibited his work in mixed exhibitions throughout the North of England and London where he continues to have success.
He work was included at the Royal Academy Summer exhibition in 2001. Stafford's work is held in private collections include those of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and Tony Blair.