About Simon Wrigley

Simon Wrigley is a self-taught artist. He worked as a teacher of English, drama and art – and latterly as a schools’ adviser in Bedfordshire and Buckinghamshire. He self-published a series of drawings as ‘A First Phrase book’ in the 1980s. Some of these have since been published in ‘Teaching English’ the magazine of the National Association for the Teaching of English. He has also undertaken a number of commissions.


Simon’s first exhibition of pastel drawings and watercolours was in 1992 at Rushden Hall. 

He attended public courses in Bedford and at The Royal Drawing School in Shoreditch in 2015-6.  

In January – February 2019, Simon’s first solo exhibition, ‘Watercolours of Bedford Park’ is at Bedford’s Pavilion café. Framed paintings and drawings are on sale to raise money for the King’s Arms Project – a charity working for the homeless, providing outreach, accommodation and opportunity to help people out of poverty.

Simon lives, paints and writes in Bedford where he runs the Higgins community writing group.

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