Based in North West Sydney, Simone Read is an emerging Australian artist and Visual Arts teacher. Simone works with media including watercolour, inks, gouache and salts.
She graduated with a Bachelor of Visual Arts (Illustration and design) from the University of Western Sydney in 1996, Graduate Diploma in Education from the University of New England (2007) and has been a high school Visual Arts teacher and studio artist from 2008.
Through her recent body of work, Simone explores the aerial view of ocean pools around New South Wales. Flipping to a ‘birds eye view’ creates a sense of calm and peace as she addresses the rhythm and movement of the ocean and the stillness of the pools. A quiet calm is what Simone invites an audience to connect with.
The distinct colours used become a meaningful treatment to the way Simone highlights the beauty of our ever- changing environment.