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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 trained at Goldsmiths College in London and gained a BA (Honours) in Fine Art. He has been painting landscape from his days as a student, painting the declining industrial landscape of his home in Newcastle, living and working in Lewis and exploring the unique rural landscape of the Outer Hebrides, before moving recently to live in Edinburgh.

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, the gentle hills of Cumbria and Northumberland, or the urban city environment, 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.

Example of Artist's Work

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This Artist at Doubtfire


22nd November 2023 - 2nd March 2024

coast lines · border lines

6th September - 14th October 2023

imaginary traditions

30th November 2022 - 26th February 2023

a sense of city

17th August - 17th September 2022

wondrous stories

1st December 2021 - 12th February 2022

waking city

4th August - 4th September 2021

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