About Simon Griffiths
I am a wildlife sculptor living and working in the north Pennines, County Durham.
As a child I spent as much time as possible in nature in the woods and fields near my home, exploring and drawing the wildlife that living within them, especially the animals and birds.
My sculpture comes from within me, and I have spent many years experimenting with different techniques and materials.
My work primarily stems from direct observation of the subject. The stylistic and constructional considerations are secondary to portraying the birds and animals as honestly as I can. This is not to say that I strive to make my work realistic in the literal sense, instead I seek to capture that sense of awareness that is present in all living things.
I am a proud member of the society of wildlife art. (SWLA)
Since being a small boy I have been a member of the RSPB and the WWT (wildlife and wetlands trust) and each year I auction a sculpture and donate the proceeds to a conservation charity.