Simon Naish is a painter and printmaker with over 20 years’ experience in the visual arts.

Simon's most recent work draws on his experience as a screen printer; developing the themes and motifs of his paintings, Simon uses a variety of print processes to create original works and limited editions. Having vacated his old studio space at Bankley Studios in Manchester, where he was resident for over 14 years, Simon now works from his garden studio in Cheshire.

Simon’s paintings have been exhibited in cities across the UK, including London, Manchester and Liverpool. His work is in a number of private collections and has been reviewed in a variety of magazine publications.

Curriculum Vitae


 1989-1990 Mid-Cheshire College of Art and Design

1990-1994 University of Reading – Fine Art BA (hons)

Solo Exhibitions:

2007     The Beautiful/Terrible Dream of Sancho Panza, Instituto Cervantes, Manchester

2004     New Paintings Atlas Bar, Manchester

2003     The Pilgrim’s Digress, Bankley Gallery, Manchester

Selected Group Exhibitions:

2017      Art of Caring, St. Pancras Hospital

 2017     Made for Sale, Waterside Arts Centre

2016     Manchester Print Fair

2015     Sale Arts Trail Christmas Bazaar

2014     Fab Fridge Exhibition. Bath Arts Festival

2011     Magnet Art. New Hampshire USA

2011     Light Bite. Nottingham

2010     Free for Arts Festival. Piccadilly Place, Manchester

2010     Freezchester. Manchester

2009     Noise of Art. EastEnd Arts Club, London

2009     Art and Artists. Lowry Hotel, Salford

2008     Sefton Open. Atkinson Gallery, Southport

2008     Post It. London

2007     All Beginning with… (A Smallpond Exhibition) / Bankley Open Studios

Happy Days (31 Contemporary Painters)

Dorian Gray. The Vegas Gallery, Hoxton, London.

Painted into a Corner. Arena Studios, Liverpool. (As part of the Liverpool Biennial Independents)

Sefton Open. Atkinson Gallery, Southport

2006     Smallpond Exhibition. Chorlton Mill, Manchester 

               The Gallery Guard@Bankley. Bankley Gallery, Manchester

               Social Work. Cornerhouse, Manchester

2004     New Paintings. Diamond Dogs, Chorlton Arts Festival, Manchester

2003     The Artists’ Run, Manchester Open Studios, coordinated by Castlefield Gallery


2006     Longlisted (second stage) for John Moores 24 Painting Prize (Judged by Sir Peter Blake, Tracey Emin, Jason Brooks, Andrea Rose and Ann Bukantas)


2015     Artist Profile, Wilmslow Express

2009     Noise of Art, Elle Magazine

2007     Metro, ‘Highlights’. Review of ‘The Beautiful/Terrible Dream of Sancho Panza’ at the Instituto Cervantes

2007     London Metro. ‘Dorian Gray’ Exhibition Review

2003     Citylife. ‘Recommended’ – for the ‘Pilgrim’s Digress’

2002     Manchester Evening News, ‘Art Attack’ – Two page article on the artist by Rosemary Barratt


2007     Arts Council North West Exhibition Grant


Atlas Bar, Deansgate, Manchester

Private Collections