In 2019 after much looking around to relocate the business to the Somerset countryside, The Simons found a much bigger and airier premises for displaying art, in a restored Georgian bank building right on the high street of Castle Cary, a beautiful gem of a historic market town close to Bruton, just as the now famous Newt in Somerset hotel and estate was due to open just up the road. The town is conveniently located within 10 minutes' drive of the A303 and has its own mainline train station (to Paddington).
The gallery business has flourished in its new location, through lockdowns and the pandemic, and David and Lucy welcomed daughter Henrietta into their lives in 2021.
The gallery shows monthly changing exhibitions of new work from their stable of some fifty contemporary artists. Interspersed with these shows is a growing programme of work from a number of artists' Estates and large-scale exhibitions of 20th and 21st Century Masters' original works on paper. Notable examples since 2020 were exhibitions of Picasso works on paper, a School of Paris exhibition, including works by Dali, Dufy, Miró, Chagall, Giacometti, Matisse, Braque and Magritte; and St Ives Modernists which included original paintings and signed works on paper by Patrick Heron, Terry Frost, Ben Nicholson and William Scott.
David Simon regularly stocks signed, original prints by Modern British artists including David Hockney, Francis Bacon, Ben Nicholson, Patrick Heron, William Scott and Henry Moore.
If you are looking to start or grow your art collection, David is happy to advise and source work through his personal network of established contacts across the art world, from a small number of the most highly regarded and reputable dealers and auction houses globally. Investing in high quality art continues to be one of the safest and most rewarding undertakings in life, for your personal and cultural enjoyment and your family's future.