Born in 1958, the Yorkshire, England, native developed his sense of observation and awareness of natural shapes by spending time in nature. Simon Gudgeon was in his 40s and well into his legal career when he decided to be a full-time sculptor. The artist’s stylized and minimalist lines make his figurative and semi-abstract pieces instantly recognizable. Inspired by his surroundings, Gudgeon uses his work to draw our gaze to the beauty around us. Although beauty is subjective, the artist connects with the public on a personal, rather than artificial, level.