Marion Simkins

For as long as I can remember I have always had a pencil or paintbrush to hand despite this I had no formal art training working in a bank at the age of 16.     I discovered watercolours in my early adulthood and though largely self taught I have studied still life drawing and taken various art courses throughout the years.

I am married, mother of two children and three beautiful grandchildren. I paint from my home studio in Essex.

Marion has earned a reputation for meticulous attention to detail and work of distinctive and outstanding quality. 


My aim is to produce an artwork that evokes an emotional response, wether this be the light falling across a subject or landscape, the sparkle in an eye, impactful colour or sometimes the lack of it.  My intention is to capture the essence of my subject, to hopefully portray the source of my inspiration.

Our commissioning artist Marion Simkins is amongst the best at dog, cat and horse portraits. Her attention to detail and ability to capture personality and expression is incredible.
Victoria Robinson – Oak Tree Gallery