Joe Simpson is a figurative painter currently living and working in London. His paintings have been shown both nationally and internationally, including prestigious venues such as The National Portrait Gallery, The Royal Albert Hall, Manchester City Art Gallery and The House of Commons. Joe works primarily in oil paint to create realistic images that utilise the conventions of cinematography to present 'staged', fictitious scenes where time has been stopped and extended. He works on projects that create series of connected paintings with integrated themes and ideas.
Joe has completed several large scale commissions for prestigious clients, including a series of paintings for P&O, Standard Chartered and the Professional Football Association. His work is owned by notable collectors and celebrities. His debut exhibition 'Almost There' received funding from the Arts Council England and corporate sponsorship from Audio Technica.