My Website: http://www.simoneriley.co.uk
I started out in Graphic Design but have been involved in a number of creative disciplines along the way including painting & gilding (on glass, ceramics, antique furniture and decorative metalwork). Since 2004 I have been working as a freelance calligrapher, but have also during this time developed an interest in digital art and photography.
My photomontage work involves the building up of many layers using multiple images, each altered in a variety of ways. The artwork is in effect a digital interpretation of the more traditional forms of collage and mixed-media, which I have always loved.
I am also a collector of textures – always on the lookout for bits of rust, peeling paint, scratched metal and other worn surfaces of any kind to photograph for artistic purposes. All images and textures used are from my own photographic collection.