About Simon's Art
I am Simon Newbury. My company is called Per Manus, which is latin for By Hand.
I am self taught, having drawn and painted from pre-school. At the age of six I was drawing cars in three dimensions whilst others were still on stick men. I specialise in portraiture - people, pets and places - but enjoy painting absolutely anything and everything.
Primarily I use pencils and acrylic paints in my work but can use any media required including watercolours and oils.
I have always been fascinated by realism and the idea of painting in an almost photographic style; I love being able to put myself and others into any situation or place. It is portraiture, however, that is my love. The human face, in my opinion, is the most fulfilling subject matter. Every one unique with their own interesting characteristics.
I offer excellent service and a quality of work not found at this price level.
"...She was absolutely delighted with the portrait, and there were indeed tears! ...Thank you so much for making her Christmas."