Simon Dry is an artist who is often influenced by nostalgic sweets. He trained as a graphic designer, graduating with a BA (Hons) from Ravensbourne College of Art & Design. He runs Drydesign in London, Dublin and Suffolk, using skills learned in this time to create SweetArt along with his wife, Vic.
Simon works in limited edition and original prints. His art is all about a love of sweets, nostalgia and making people smile. It is also Simon’s own small contribution to reducing the amount of single-use plastic going to landfill and polluting our environment.
He creates highly original art of much-loved sweets, made solely from discarded Quality Street wrappers. These iconic artworks feature Dolly Mixture, Fab ice lolly, Flying Saucers, Jelly Babies, Jelly Beans, Love Hearts, Liquorice Allsorts, Pink Shrimp, Quality Street chocolates (Green Triangle, Purple One, Toffee Finger, Toffee Penny and Strawberry Cream), Rocket ice lolly and Wine Gums, with new images being added regularly.