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Simon Tozer is an award winning printmaker based in Bristol. Simon Tozer's screen prints are constructed images, built up through the layering of translucent colours and through a combination of hand drawn and digital mark making. He is currently working on imagery relating to the sky and sea. The images are a response to the idea of expansiveness: drifting clouds that cross the elemental boundary of land and water, and the reorientation of the sense of self that occurs when, on arriving at the ocean we encounter that vastness of space and the hypnotic attraction of the sea. Simon initially studied painting at Portsmouth, only taking up printmaking later while living in Oxford, where he was the recipient of the National Association of Decorative and Fine Arts Societies Award for print. He became interested in screen print when completing an MA in Print at Chelsea College of Art in 1990. Whilst at Chelsea he received the British Institution Fund Award for Printmaking. In London he worked for some years as a scenic painter and muralist, creating murals as far afield as Moscow and Kenya. Simon exhibits widely, and his work has been included in several prestigious exhibitions including the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, The Royal West of England Autumn Open, and The National Open Print Exhibition. He moved to Bristol in 2002, and produces his prints, as well as teaching screen print, from his studio near Bristol’s Harbourside. To discuss works by Simon Tozer contact deborah@wychwoodart.com or call 07799 535765.