Simon’s prints draw on influences from popular art and children’s illustration. He illustrates human dreams, fears and frailties, often through the representation of animals but also through machines, cars and ships.
Most of Simon’s pictures are created as screen prints. Like other non-digital print techniques, the process encourages images that are graphic and quite simple in form. In screen printing each picture is created in layers as a series of separate drawings onto film. The layers are then transferred onto the screen using a chemical process, which is then hand printed as a stencil one colour at a time.