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Ian Simm

Introducing

Ian Simm

About

In March 2009 I suffered a severe stroke. This left me unable to use my right hand, which was my dominant hand. I was in a wheelchair for 12 months until I learnt to walk again.

In Dec 2012 my wife and I went on a cruise, which as part of the on-board entertainment offered a 10 day water colour painting course. I decided to take part by attempting to use my left hand. On returning home I continued to paint, changing from Water colour to Acrylics and then finally to Oils.

Over the next few years, with the help of You Tube and Sky Arts, I have continued to learn and improve my new found skill. Having had no previous experience in painting, it has been quite a steep learning curve but one which I enjoy immensely and has also helped in my rehabilitation..

 

A selection of Ian's work

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7 Responses

Laura Pickering
Laura Pickering

August 27, 2019

Thank you for sharing such an inspiring story! Your art is so beautiful and it is amazing to think
that it is all created with your non- dominant hand! Art always brings out the best in people,
and your work is no exception. Keep up the great work!

Ian Simm
Ian Simm

July 15, 2019

Thanks for that John. Nice of you to view my work.

MATTReSS
MATTReSS

July 15, 2019

PUKKA STUFF, IAN!

Susan Mary Shambrook
Susan Mary Shambrook

July 15, 2019

Stunning work!

Paul
Paul

July 15, 2019

Hello Ian, you are an amazing testimony to the therapeutic beauty of art. I am well impressed by the subjects you have demonstrated here at Granthams Artlypool online. I particularly love the work you have done in capturing the essence and likeness of Sir Billy Conolly. Clearly you have developed a real love for art and it shows in your many achievements to date. Thank you for sharing.

Paul Abel

Tim Youlden
Tim Youlden

July 15, 2019

Wow! Had to leave a comment here – what an inspiring story. And your artwork is great. I can’t believe that you’ve learned to do this with your non-dominant hand – it’s absolutely stunning work.

John graham
John graham

July 11, 2019

Hi Ian. Splendid work. One can see the love you have for painting. Keep it coming.

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