Simon Addyman was born in Colchester, in Essex, England, to a family of successful artists. He earned a diploma of Fine Art from the Colchester School of Art and the City & Guilds of London Art School. He went on to work as an illustrator and graphic artist and began showing his work in various London galleries, and also began to produce murals and fine art for private clients and interior designers in the UK. He later moved to Los Angeles, CA and formed Addyman Arts.
His childhood in the Suffolk countryside, where Gainsborough lived and worked two centuries earlier, fired the artist’s romantic imagination and has provided him with a constant wealth of ideas and vision. He closely observes the relationships between earth, tree, and sky, absorbing scenes and images into memory and later infusing his work with their influence.
Addyman’s work can be found in many private and public collections worldwide.