Meet award winning artist Brian Simmonds at Dymocks Subiaco

12th December 2011

Multi-award winning artist and Tresillian art teacher Brian Simmonds will be signing copies of his new book The River at 10am in Dymocks Subiaco this Saturday 17 December.

The River (Fremantle Press, $35) brings Perth’s Swan River to life with original paintings and sketches sitting side by side with poetry and prose from well-known local writers like John Kinsella and Elizabeth Jolley.

Simmonds said The River was really an art exhibition in book form.

“My speciality is creating art for exhibitions and this is a new way of exhibiting,” he said.

“I gave myself a brief to capture the river in all its separate moods –- all the different faces of the river,” said Simmonds.
Simmonds said he was inspired by a drive around the Swan River one day when he realised how pretty it was. That got him thinking about how some people see the river every day without registering its beauty.

“There have been people who’ve lived along the river all their lives and it is just common place but hopefully seeing this book will help people see it in a new light,” said Simmonds.

Brian will signing copies of The River at Dymocks Subiaco on Saturday 17 December between 10am and 11am. If you are unable to attend, Dymocks Subiaco can assist you by arranging a signed copy for collection after the signing.

About the artist
Brian Simmonds is a full-time artist who has studied many mediums and subjects for over 30 years, and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in fine art from Curtin University. He has exhibited in and won numerous prizes and awards for drawing, oil painting and mixed media works.

His work can be found in many private and public collections throughout Australia. His most recent exhibitions were Artitude (2006 and 2009, Perth Convention Centre, WA),‘Dear Earth’ (2009, solo exhibition, Elements Art Gallery, Dalkeith, WA), ‘Light and Life’ (2009, solo exhibition, Burswood Entertainment Complex, WA) and in 2009 Bookfield Multiplex commissioned him to supply paintings for Claremont Quarter.

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