I am delighted that we are now working with Simon Fowler, who produced some beautiful music portraiture in the 1980s.

I have to admit that the 80s aren’t a decade that we have featured heavily in the past at the gallery. I really need to put that right because, as the initial selection of work we are offering by Simon shows, there are some mighty rich pickings to be had.

The first thing to note is that as Simon’s work is new to the collectors market, prices are very affordable ( starting at £195 for a signed limited edition ) and so they are perfect for Xmas presents.

Stand outs for me in this selection include

  • Aztec Camera’s Roddy Frame, photographed with his guitar against a white studio background 
  • a portrait of Voice of The Beehive‘s lead singing siblings Tracey and Melissa. (This one is particularly special and made me dig out my copy of their debut LP Let it Bee, which is a complete classic and you should find it forthwith if you’ve never heard it)
  • Simply Red’s Mick Hucknall – from the cover session for their Picture Book LP 
  • The beautiful miss Betty Boo in a tight pvc catsuit
  • Transvision Vamp’s beautiful miss Wendy James – OK, bit of a beauty theme going on, let’s pull it back to:
  • a New Romantic cornucopia featuring Boy George, Duran Duran, Depeche Mode, Human League, Talk Talk, and Howard Jones
  • one for the ladies, Mr Paul Young from the cover of his second album The Secret of Association

You can view all these images (and more) and read about Simon here

Smile or frown? That’s an anagram of Simon Fowler. For me it’s definitely a big smile.