Scottish artist Simon Laurie was born in Glasgow in 1964 and studied at Glasgow School of Art from 1982 to 1988. He was elected a member of The Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Watercolours (RSW) in 1991 and the Royal Glasgow Institute (RGI) in 2000. He has won many prestigious awards including the Teachers Whisky Travel Award, RGI and the Alexander Graham Munro Award, RSW.
His paintings are characterised by references to Scottish life and society incorporating fish, drink, religious symbols and buildings. These objects are arranged upon a rich textural ground created by the application of multiple layers of acrylic paint. His two-dimensional constructions combine tradition with technique to form his own fundamental visual language.
Simon's work is held in private collections worldwide as well as prestigious public and corporate collections including Aberdeen Art Gallery, Contemporary Arts Society, London, The Royal Bank of Scotland plc, Aberdeen Assets Management and Unilever plc.