I like to have a diverse practice; the challenge of new ideas and new subjects is always inspiring and keeps my work fresh.
Born in Yorkshire in 1958, Gudgeon 'lived deep in the countryside on the family farm, learning the essential arts of observation, evaluation and interpretation of how animals and birds behave, both with each other and man'. After studying law at Reading University, he practiced as a solicitor, starting painting only in his thirties and first exhibiting at London's Battersea Exhibition Centre in 1992. An impulse purchase of artist's clay at the age of 40 led into his new career as a sculptor, responding to what lay closest to his heart: the natural world.
Simon Gudgeon ‘Transitions’ demonstrates a natural progression from the artist's traditional focus. Whilst elements of the natural world are still highly pronounced, their forms have now been acutely abstracted and many set in motion.