My name is Huub Simons. I was born in 1955 in Venlo in the Netherlands. I have been drawing and painting my whole life. Inspired by my tutors. At first Nol van Mullekom (painter 8-8-1915 till 23-6-1984) en later Toon van de Ven (painter 19-10-1924 tot 16-6-2006).
Nowadays I use the techniques of drawing and painting in my digital art.
A few years ago I discovered that world of digital painting. No more pencils, no more tubes of paint, no more smell. Sometimes I miss that.
But instead of that now there is my Wacom Cintiq drawing tablet, my computer screen and programs like photoshop and ArtRage (my favourite).
But it is still all hand painted.....
All techniques of regular art still apply here and some. It's a new medium and I'm still discovering its possibilities.
Also photography has been a lifelong interest. At an early age I already had my own darkroom. Because I was also interested in astronomy I spent countless hours in our garden with camera’s and telescopes trying to capture stars and planets. I was a member of the local astronomy club where my pictures were discussed.
But here also darkroom and photo camera are replaced by their digital counterparts. Nowadays I mainly focus on photographing nature.