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70m² mural. The inauguration of this huge work, sponsored by French Government funding for the recreation hall of  the  Association for the Handicapped, Plaisance, France will take place on the 19th December, 2019. 

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     Inauguration de la fresque murale à Plaisance, la Corale



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News, winter 2019. 



2020 workshops in Morocco & France. see workshops above 

German International Clinics who will be at ARAB HEALTH, DUBAI in January, have commissioned a set of prints to promote their marvellous new treatments for cancer and many other conditions. Thank you Dr Baltin!

Below is the finished 'credence' (splashback) for a new kitchen . The commissioned designs were printed onto the vinyl, washable and non fading.

       NEW WORKS 2018 - 2019 See below

              Brilliant trees mixed media, paper mounted on board 60x60cm

A permanent exhibition of work is on show at 

The Art Gallery17 .

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                                          One of the Italian paintings from my 2020 calendar  - available to order now

 70 page catalogue for a retropective exhibition at the Mueum of Modern Art, Salerno, Italy

As this catalogue is no longer available there is now a selection of paintings from the Ravello Contemporary Art Centre in the paintings section of the web site

 a new series painted in my Moroccan studio. 

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This is what the well known journalist and writer David Shirreff wrote about the mural project which can be viewed at Château Camplazens, La Clape, Narbonne


Getting inside the painter’s mind


Simon Fletcher is one of the best watercolour painters around. He has spent over 30 years refining his technique, which is a mile away from the British tradition, and closer to that of the Austrian and German expressionists, such as Emil Nolde, Oscar Kokoschka and Karl Schmitt-Rottluff.

When asked, out of the blue, two years ago to produce a mural covering 50 square metres of a wine estate building in southern France, Simon saw it as the opportunity of a lifetime to explore and explode the essence of the watercolourist’s art– literally by blowing up his work.

This is not as easy as it sounds. The essence of watercolour is the transparency of many pigments and the whiteness of the paper illuminating the image from inside. Blowing up a watercolour using traditional enlargement methods tends to reduce the illumination to an insipid greyness.

But with graphic techniques applied by his son Gerry, who works as a graphic designer at the BBC, the intensity of the paint stays the same regardless of the magnification. So the viewer is confronted, not by a sea of pixels, as in a Roy Lichtenstein classic, but by intense brushmarks and contrasts. It is if a giant hand using gallons of paint has been at work. You see the individual atoms of pigment mingled in organised fractal chaos.

For the first time, perhaps, the art of the watercolourist is revealed in amazing detail on the big screen.

Peter and Susan Close, who commissioned the work for Chateau Complazens, their winery near Narbonne, asked for an unusual mural. What they have ended up with is an extraordinary adventure into the possibilities that the digital age offers to watercolour.

The mural will be opened to the public on Saturday June 28th. There is a special press opening on Friday July 4th. +33 (0) 468 453 889 +33 (0) 467 236 528 +33 (0) 623921960


David Shirreff, formerly with The Economist helped to organise an exhibition of my work sponsored by The Economist

Travel and work

For years now I've travelled to learn from other painters and places and have been lucky to know some of the truly great painters as well as having the huge pleasure of discovering new places and cultures.

I was invited to write my first book in 1994 and this gave me the opportunity of sharing my pleasure and excitement in some ground breaking painters as well as writing about the new and better paints that have become available over the past thirty years.

Since then I've gone on to write ten books mostly about my own work in watercolour and pastel. Some are still available and you can find a bibliography under the books heading with a short description of each book and how to order them.

"Surely one of the greatest living watercolour painters" R Muller Mehlis writing in The Munchener Mercure

"Simon Fletcher has reinvented pastel painting" Professor W Rupen, Sion, Switzerland