About Simon Collins

Welcome to Simon Collins Artist


From early childhood, Simon Collins realised he had a gift which enabled him easily to create and reproduce "realistic" pictures. As a consequence, he studied art at school before attending a prominent art college in London.


For Simon, the "bug" to paint and create pictures took its first serious bite around 1994. In recent times, he has developed a keen interest in creating unconventional pictorial hooks and devices to arrest the viewer and grab the eye . Although best known for his traditional figurative nudes and pastel landscapes, Simon is currently exploring a conceptual direction with the nude, as well as continuing with portrait commissions and local landscapes.

View many examples of this innovative artists work under the GALLERY button.

The Journey To Date

Trained at the Harrow College of Art & Design London and now a full time artist living in Busselton, Western Australia.

Simon produces paintings in all mediums, but specialises in charcoal and pastel. His landscapes and figure studies are sought after as private commissions and commercial projects.

With clients ranging from corporations to private collectors throughout Australia, South East Asia, Canada and the USA.

Simon Collins’s paintings are now recognised and sought after by art buyers from around the world.

exhibitions/awards/collections

1995 Winner of Cockburn Council `Art in the Park`Award.
1996 Perth City Mission Christmas Exhibition. Accent Gallery, Subiaco, Perth.
1997 Solo Exhibition - Nudes, Greenhill Galleries, Perth.

Featured in September issue of `Australian Artist` magazine.
City of Melville Art Collection.
1998 Newman College Art Collection.

Artwork featured at the inaugural Wine
Tourism Conference Leewin EstateMargaret River.
City of Cockburn Art Collection.

1999 Solo Exhibition Greenhill Galleries, Perth.
2000 Resident Artist – Old Courthouse Busselton.
2002 Solo Exhibition – Margaret River Galleries
2008 Signature of the South West - Peoples Choice Winner.
2009 Vasse Exhibition - Co Winner Peoples Choice Award

Once there was the sunset...then there was us Pastel on paper, size 1200 x 900mm, framed

Winner of Highly commended award at 2009 Signature Southwest competition - SOLD

The Viewers Choice Award

Winner of the Viewers Choice Award at the 2009 National Lifestyle Villages Annual Art Award

People's Choice Winner - 2008

Winner of the Shire of Busselton - "Signature South West" Exhibition's People's Choice Award. October 2008

Thanks to everyone who visited and voted.

Co-Winner Peoples Choice Award - Vasse Exhibition - January 2009

This painting was the Co Winner of the Peoples Choice Award at the "Vasse Exhibition in January 2009.

This exhibition is now considered one the presitige exhibitions in West Australia with prizes valued at over $20000.

Thank you all for voting.

Joint Winner of the 2010 Vasse Exhibition

Mulberry Tree - Oil on Canvas