Simone’s work has a wonderful way of portraying a sense of place in just a few strokes. We instantly recognised The Ridgeway near Wayland’s Smithy as a place we had recently walked along. We liked the painting so much we commissioned Simone to paint a picture of the Uffington White Horse (pictured, left). She enthusiastically took on the challenge and we are thrilled with the result. She has captured the essence of the landscape in a wonderful way and it was a joy working with her on the piece.
Mike and Celia Harris
I received a painting by Simone Dawood last year as a birthday present. I particularly like the textural surface, which imbues the figurative work with a effective abstract quality. The evocative pastoral theme has elicited many positive comments from visitors and quite simply, I love it.
Jan Hallett, London
Simone’s art captures the essence of the countryside around Wiltshire and Oxfordshire. Modern and fresh at first glance but filled with depth and mood. I find myself driving around and seeing the hills, fields and clumps of trees in a different way. Her art has given me a new perspective.
Liz Parkinson, London
I admire your work because of your ability to capture the character of Wiltshire and her moods so well on your canvases. So it was particularly exciting to commission a piece from you for a painting so personal to us. Your encouragement to make it a collaborative process throughout added another positive dimension. I know we will enjoy it becoming a treasured part of the family. Many thanks once again.
Anna Blount, Pewsey
Commissioning your own landscape is a unique experience. Working on the composition with Simone was great fun – we are delighted with the end result
Charles and Suzan, Newbury
Having seen Simone’s work at an Open Studio event, we commissioned Simone to paint a picture for a new space in our home. Simone took the time to really understand what we wanted and what the space was like where the painting would go. We were particularly excited to receive regular email updates with photos as the layers of paint were applied and our view emerged. We were delighted with the finished picture – it makes us smile every time we see it!
Helen and Neil Hastle, Lambourn