Entrepreneur | Artist | Collaborator

Simon promotes creative thinking and artistic endeavours. He knows art matters. It unites communities, helps recovery from illness and broadens horizons.

As a creative entrepreneur Simon work in partnership to deliver meaningful, thought provoking creative projects. He challenges the imagination and nurtures creativity in whatever form it emerges.

Eden Valley Artistic Network

Built on the believe that art is for everyone, EVAN unites over 150 artists from the Eden Valley and beyond. Simon is founder and director of the CIC which, after starting with 5 local artists has built into an artistic community. EVAN is a network of individuals who find freedom through creative expression. Find out more at http://www.edenvalleyartisticnetwork.co.uk

EVAN Open Studios

Our annual open studios and art trail brings together communities and artists across the north of Cumbria. Our Open Studios events makes art accessible to all.

Penrith Arts Festival

A small festival with a big heart, Penrith Arts Festival unites artists from Penrith, Eden and beyond. By collaborating with local and national artists our festival promotes a cultural edge to our rural community.

All these Creative Projects are run on the ethos of providing sustainable, supportive, environmentally aware creativity. Simon challenges people to think about their environmental impact and love the place they live.

07968 095597 | simon@simonwhalley.org | Gallery for Nature, Brougham Hall, Penrith, Cumbria CA10 2DE