Simon Ripley works from his studio in Devon, South West England. He makes large scale monoprints from wood and linoleum, printing them using a family heirloom: an original 1850's Columbian relief press - one of the first iron presses ever made. He comes from a family of printers - his great grandfather established a commercial printers in the 1920's.
After graduating in Fine Art from Plymouth University he helped to set up the Double Elephant Print Workshop in Exeter - an open access resource for artists and printmakers.Simon has been involved in numerous workshops and residencies and is a member of the Devon Guild of Craftsmen.
Selected shows include: Impact showcase UWE Bristol.Stark Gallery,Stroud.'Rich Resources' the Brewhouse Gallery, Taunton.Brooke Gallery,Devon.Winter Collection,Artflex,Tokyo & Osaka, Japan.and McHardy Coombs Gallery, London.
Simon's prints are in collections at The Bank of England, Deutsche Morgan Grenfell, The Victoria & Albert Museum, and The Direct Action Centre for Peace & Memory, Cape Town, S. Africa, to name but a few.