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Simon Rivett

Simon Rivett

“One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.” – Henry Miller

Simon Rivett has been painting landscape since 1988, from his days as a student at Goldsmith’s College, London painting the declining industrial landscape of his home in Newcastle, to the last twenty three years spent living in and exploring the unique rural landscape of the Outer Hebrides.

He says "I like to take time to look beyond the obvious and understand the depth of this landscape, to interpret its subtle moods and to see the interactions between its different aspects."

Whether Simon is painting mountains in Iceland, the peaty moorland of Lewis, or the gentle hills of Cumbria and Northumberland, the graphic rhythms and components of these lands are captured in harmony with Simon's painterly skills using oil, pigment, watercolour, turpentine, wax and sand, bringing the composition of the land to life.

Foundation Course, Central School of Art & Design, London

BA (Honours) Fine Art, University of London, Goldsmiths College

Creative Scotland Award 2013

Example of Artist's Work

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This Artist at Doubtfire

the quite long winter SHOW

25th November 2020 - 8th May 2021

Quiet City

5th August - 12th September 2020


7th December 2019 - 14th February 2020

urban • rural

4th May - 29th June 2019

blue sky thinking

17th February - 7th April 2018

home • land • rhythm

7th October - 28th October 2017


3rd December 2016 - 4th February 2017

Northern Exposure

5th September - 26th September 2015

Land and a Cow

6th September - 27th September 2014

Simon Rivett

Artist Video

Artist Video