Simon Cowper

Bridlington, East Yorkshire

I'm a professional artist and qualified teacher based in beautiful Bridlington on the East Yorkshire coast.
I grew up near Emsworth on the south coast and have always been inspired by local land and seascapes. I have a particular love for harbours at low tide with all the boating paraphernalia, reflections and mud. I paint with watercolour, often adding gouache, line and wash and collage to produce mixed media work. And I love a marker pen - a throwback to my first career as a product designer. I like to work quickly, combining observation and imagination to create impressionistic responses to the world around me. Images and ideas recorded in m many sketchbooks provide starting points for much of my studio work.

I deliver bespoke workshops and demonstrations for art societies and groups and weekly online paint along classes via Zoom. Please contact me if you would like further information on tuition.


Gouache, Line and wash, Mixed Media, Watercolour


Landscapes, Seascape

Favoured Products & Brands

Daler Rowney Gouache /Watercolours


2019 & 2015 - Mountford Watercolour Prize, Emsworth Artists Exhibition

2018 - Best in Show, Emsworth Artists Exhibition

2015 - Best in Show, Open Drawing Exhibition, The Spring Arts & Heritage Centre, Havant