This weeks Artist Spotlight is Simon Treadwell
"I have wonderful memories of being encouraged to draw from the age of five by my mum. After taking up Classical Studies in Art and realisng that for me Art was a need, not a choice, I completed my studies and set out to make it my career.
After many years working as a advertising illustator, I took the leap and became a freelance artist. With many new creative challenges ahead finding a great agent to take care of all the bits I didn't have time for allowed me to find a very happy balance and focus solely on the art.
My portfolio consists of a variety of subjects, from traditional detailed landscapes and charming woodland scenes, fluffy snowmen, puppies and cute whimsical children, which are used on a mix of products around the world. I particularly love working on my Christmas designs and I'm most proud of what has become my well-loved 'Signature' Father Christmas ... I really don't think it gets anymore magical than this!".
To see more of Simon's artwork visit his online portfolio here