Represented artist at Traffic Jam Gallery and Bilingarra Indigenous Art & Culture.
Australian Landscape Painter
The numbers 11 and 13 are the most prominent numbers that surround Simone and her family; and it's by pure coincidence that significant happenings occur on these dates. Simone and her husband got engaged on the 13th and married on the 11th. Both of their boys were born on the 11th and 13th, and many more. These numbers make Simone happy. Simple as that. They remind her of the beautiful life she has with the most beautiful people in it. For this reason, Simone signs all her works S.Read 1113.
Simone's paintings are an exploration and an appreciation of how the Australian landscape; through culture, sacred and spiritual connections, define the character of the Australian bush and coastline and her growing understanding of their significance.
Simone's love and enchantment for our Australian landscape is evident in the colour, freedom of application and raw vitality emanating from the intricate details in her mark making. Because of the time-consuming nature of applying literally thousands of lines, she somewhat slips into a mediative state whilst painting. Simone hopes to capture and invoke those precious moments when we take time out to communicate this closely with nature.