SIMON PARKES PAINTINGS FOR SALE & BIOGRAPHY

SIMON PARKES

British, born 1954

BIOGRAPHY
Simon Parkes was born in Crowthorne, England and grew up in Wellington College where his father was a teacher.  He opened an art conservation studio in New York in 1980 which he maintains to this day.  Parkes began painting in the early 1990s and has had frequent exhibitions at W.M. Brady & Co. in New York, in addition to shows in Long Island and Palm Beach.  In addition to his favorite subjects of Long Island and New England, Parkes has painted in Europe, North Africa, the Caribbean and Central America.  The artist lives in New York City, East Hampton, and Swan's Island, Maine.

Angus Wilkie, in his 2005 monograph on the artist, observes that paintings by Simon Parkes "encourage recollection and enable one to observe the honest character of landscape in a fresh light.  Hinting at the ineffable, the artist draws one to feel, as if for the first time, the precarious nature of rickety stilts impaling fragile dunes, to discern subtle hues manifested in a monochrome cloud creation, or to hear the weary, wet whisper of wooden harbor pilings groaning in the mist.  Arousing memories of lolling summer hours that enhance the whole of life, his plein air landscapes welcome a dialogue with the natural world and beckon a swift return to familiar haunts" (Angus Wilkie, Summer Places: Easter Long Island and New England, ew York, 2005, p. 18).

Mark Murray Fine Paintings is a New York gallery specializing in buying and selling 19th century and early 20th century artwork. 

Please contact us if you are interested in selling your Simon Parkes paintings or other artwork from the 19th century and early 20th century. 

Additional Simon Parkes Paintings for Sale

Simon Parkes Paintings Previously Sold

  SIMON PARKES  Sankaty Lighthouse, Nantucket   Oil on paper laid down on canvas 10 x 14 inches (25 x 35.5 cm.)  SOLD

SIMON PARKES
Sankaty Lighthouse, Nantucket

Oil on paper laid down on canvas
10 x 14 inches (25 x 35.5 cm.)
SOLD