Painted on canvas

using watercolour and charcoal pencil.

 

A pensive moment caught deep in thought.

Canvas size:

60cm x 120cm approx.

Original painting not

available. Limited edition

print available on request.

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© Copyright Charley Sim. All rights reserved. Commissions welcome,.

1 Heathlands Cottage, Kinellar, Aberdeen.  Scotland.  T: 07850084958   E: charley2513@hotmail.com

Painted on canvas

using oil pastels.

 

As King of Ithaca in the Ancient Greek period, 'Odysseus' was King of Ithaca, a small island off the coast of Greece. 

He was renowned for

his cunning and resourcefulness and was also known as 'Ulysses'.

 

In my painting I've tried

to present his power and strength in a dynamic form. 

Canvas size:

157cm x 93cm.

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Original painting available.

Limited edition print also available on request.

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© Copyright Charley Sim. All rights reserved. Commissions welcome,.

1 Heathlands Cottage, Kinellar, Aberdeen.  Scotland.  T: 07850084958   E: charley2513@hotmail.com

Painted on canvas

using oil pastels.

 

Having spent a few days on holiday on the beautiful Isle of Skye,

off the West Coast of Scotland, I felt inspired

to try and reflect its beauty in paint. 

Canvas size:

90cm x 152cm.

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Original painting available.

Limited edition print also

available on request.

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© Copyright Charley Sim. All rights reserved. Commissions welcome,.

1 Heathlands Cottage, Kinellar, Aberdeen.  Scotland.  T: 07850084958   E: charley2513@hotmail.com

Painted on canvas

using oil pastels and watercolour.

 

This is a commission for Carolyn Hamerton as a 60th Birthday gift. He's cute, he's cuddly and he's pure bred. 

Canvas size:

55cm x 55cm.

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Printed mugs available.

Original painting not available.

Limited edition print available on request.

© Copyright Charley Sim. All rights reserved. Commissions welcome,.

1 Heathlands Cottage, Kinellar, Aberdeen.  Scotland.  T: 07850084958   E: charley2513@hotmail.com

Painted on canvas

using oil pastels.

 

'Fields of gold' reflects a warmth that comes from nature itself. 

 

Have you spotted the hamlet snuggled beneath the hillside? It's loosely based on a view of a hill called 'Bennachie' near where I stay.

Canvas size:

157cm x 93cm.

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Close up view.

Original painting available.

Limited edition print also available on request.

© Copyright Charley Sim. All rights reserved. Commissions welcome,.

1 Heathlands Cottage, Kinellar, Aberdeen.  Scotland.  T: 07850084958   E: charley2513@hotmail.com

Painted on canvas

using oil pastels.

 

A regal power we all admire, as he stands majestically in that cool

dark forest.

Canvas size:

157cm x 93cm.

Original can be seen at

'Creative Aberdeenshire Exhibition', Garioch Heritage Centre, Inverurie from 23rd Sept to 3rd Oct. 2021

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Original painting available.

Limited edition print also available on request.

© Copyright Charley Sim. All rights reserved. Commissions welcome,.

1 Heathlands Cottage, Kinellar, Aberdeen.  Scotland.  T: 07850084958   E: charley2513@hotmail.com

Painted using acrylics

in a flat screen-printed style.

 

This is a commission for 

Jennifer Crilly (the

enjeneer). I've tried to represent her world. The mountains she's climbed, how she can reach for the stars, take time out to reflect, and always have her 'moon spirit' there to guide her.

Canvas size is approx. 152cm x 122cm

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Limited edition print available on request.

"The Enjeneer and the Moon sat down for tea".

"Aye" said the Moon "it's clear to see that you like me do enjoy a fine cup

of tea"

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1 Heathlands Cottage, Kinellar, Aberdeen.  Scotland.  T: 07850084958   E: charley2513@hotmail.com

Created on computer using multi-media brush effects.

 

"A breed of stoic, hard-bitten men tackling a dangerous job, seeking an elusive prey"

I was lucky to have my step-grandfather living with us when I was a child. He was a trawlerman and we seldom saw him as he was often away to sea. In those days, being a trawlerman was a particularly tough profession in a harsh environment. He never complained or spoke much about it or how he felt.

Image size:

25cm x 25cm.

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Here I've tried to capture the depth of character these fisherman needed and how perhaps my grandfather wrestled

with it all.

"Deep within the eyes of men who plough the sea"

"Hidden are the depths where their souls swim free"

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Limited edition print available

on request.

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1 Heathlands Cottage, Kinellar, Aberdeen.  Scotland.  T: 07850084958   E: charley2513@hotmail.com

© Copyright Charley Sim. All rights reserved. Commissions welcome,.

Created on computer using multi-media brush effects.

Having walked across some of the remotest parts of Scotland, I've often had moments like this where everything seems to have come to a stop. There's a stillness, and a purity to that moment in time that stays in your mind forever.

Image size:

45cm x 25cm.

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I wanted to capture that moment rather than any particular place. For me, there's a poetry that hangs in the air, an essence that touches the soul and refreshes the heart.​

I hope you get the chance

to feel it too.

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Limited edition print available on request.

1 Heathlands Cottage, Kinellar, Aberdeen.  Scotland.  T: 07850084958   E: charley2513@hotmail.com

© Copyright Charley Sim. All rights reserved. Commissions welcome,.

Created on computer using multi-media brush effects.

 

This is an intriguing conceptual piece of work.

What can you see in the image? Come and see me and I will tell you all about it.

Image size:

25cm x 25cm.

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Limited edition print available

on request.

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1 Heathlands Cottage, Kinellar, Aberdeen.  Scotland.  T: 07850084958   E: charley2513@hotmail.com

© Copyright Charley Sim. All rights reserved. Commissions welcome,.

Created on computer using multi-media brush effects.

 

This is a highly 

conceptual piece of work where I've tried to capture the wildness of a landscape I've often found myself wandering through. 

Image size:

25cm x 25cm.

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Limited edition print available on request.

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Created on computer using multi-media brush effects.

 

Here I wanted to represent a turbulent period in Scottish history where many 'highland' people were evicted from their homes by landlords only to be replaced by sheep. 'Stormy' times indeed, hence the black sky and the orange thatch representing the fact that many of their homes were burnt to the ground to prevent them returning.

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To this day, it led to Scotland's heritage being being spread to the four winds all across the 'known' world.

Image size: approx. 25cm x 130cm.

Limited edition print available on request.

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Created on computer using multi-media brush effects.

 

"That eternal journey, to chase or be chased?"

I wanted to portray an image that captured the journey we all undertake as we seek out a partner.

Image size:

25cm x 25cm.

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Limited edition print available on request.

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© Copyright Charley Sim. All rights reserved. Commissions welcome,.

Created on computer using multi-media brush effects.

 

I believe, each of us has an alter-ego. A persona that sometimes is larger than life, behind which we often hide. When in reality our true self remains in the shadows.

 

Image size:

25cm x 25cm.

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Limited edition print available on request.

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1 Heathlands Cottage, Kinellar, Aberdeen.  Scotland.  T: 07850084958   E: charley2513@hotmail.com

© Copyright Charley Sim. All rights reserved. Commissions welcome,.

Created on computer using multi-media brush effects.

 

These are a pair of highly conceptual works depicting my representation of the bloody history of Scotland's past. It's magical flowing landscape and 'lay lines' of energy.

 

Image size:

25cm x 25cm.

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Limited edition print available on request.

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1 Heathlands Cottage, Kinellar, Aberdeen.  Scotland.  T: 07850084958   E: charley2513@hotmail.com

© Copyright Charley Sim. All rights reserved. Commissions welcome,.

Created on computer using multi-media brush effects.

 

I love Japanese art, its style and its simplicity. This is a contemplative piece denoting the power of the mind to focus and find inner peace.

 

Image size:

25cm x 25cm.

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Limited edition print available on request.

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Painted on canvas

using acrylics.

 

Sense the quiet crunch of hoof on snow, the snap of a twig and suddenly he sees you.

Image size:

122cm x 152cm.

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Original painting available.

Limited edition print available on request.

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© Copyright Charley Sim. All rights reserved. Commissions welcome,.

I thoroughly enjoy the abstract, that twist on a visual image and it's message. This is part of a tongue-in-cheek series poking fun at people who refrain from doing any dish washing.

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"My song it rises on the morning breeze".

This is a reflection of an abstract observational question i.e. in this the world we all inhabit are we all just 'clockwork sheep?'

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This is a conceptual piece that I plan to make in 3D using rockwool.

Limited edition print available

on request.

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Mysong_room.jpg

Limited edition print available

on request.

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© Copyright Charley Sim. All rights reserved. Commissions welcome,.

My abstract interpretation of the Great Fire of London being reflected in the River Thames.

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Limited edition print

available on request.

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© Copyright Charley Sim. All rights reserved. Commissions welcome,.

I really enjoy how the spoken or written word can expand your perception and affect your interpretation of mood and atmosphere. I delight in being able to express myself using poetry and continue to try to combine it with my artistic work.

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Limited edition print

available on request.

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1 Heathlands Cottage, Kinellar, Aberdeen.  Scotland.  T: 07850084958   E: charley2513@hotmail.com

© Copyright Charley Sim. All rights reserved. Commissions welcome,.

I thoroughly enjoy taking photos of the world that surrounds us. It's forever changing and

enlightening.

I'm no expert, but I love trying to capture images that inspire me. The one thing that continues to draw me in is 'doors'. The older the door and more weathered it is, the better.

I think, we are all fascinated by what lies behind such a door. An entrance to a whole new world, an enchanted garden ...or more!

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Limited edition prints available on request.

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© Copyright Charley Sim. All rights reserved. Commissions welcome,.

I've also turned my hand

to working in clay and painting on stone.

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1 Heathlands Cottage, Kinellar, Aberdeen.  Scotland.  T: 07850084958   E: charley2513@hotmail.com

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Watch this space for this and new projects in hand.

This bespoke piece has been constructed from recycled pinewood and given a painted distressed look.

An ideal piece for using in any kitchen or hallway.

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Designer kitchen shelf unit
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The first stage of this bespoke piece has been constructed from scrunched up paper and tape.

I plan to seal it together with strips of glued newspaper and then paint it to create

a distressed stone effect.

1 Heathlands Cottage, Kinellar, Aberdeen.  Scotland.  T: 07850084958   E: charley2513@hotmail.com

© Copyright Charley Sim. All rights reserved. Commissions welcome,.

Painted on canvas

using watercolour and coloured pencil.

 

This was a commission for Ian and Aileen Clark.

This work is loosely based upon our local landscape.

Canvas size:

60cm x 120cm approx.

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Original painting not available. Limited edition print available on request.

© Copyright Charley Sim. All rights reserved. Commissions welcome,.

1 Heathlands Cottage, Kinellar, Aberdeen.  Scotland.  T: 07850084958   E: charley2513@hotmail.com