Simon Adams grew up under his father’s easel, watching and learning. He inherited the desire not only to draw and paint well, but to make pictures that told a hidden story. It is the figure, both human and animal that draws his attention, for creatures have agendas that landscapes do not. He tends to think of his work as portraits of those who never existed, and while he may spin a tale about each piece as it is being made, once the art is on the wall it is for the viewer to create their own narrative. He received a degree in Fine art from Middlebury College in Vermont and spent time at the Glasgow School of Art in Scotland studying illustration. He now teaches art to middle school students. Simon also illustrates for local publications and online audio dramas. He and his wife live in Gray, Maine with their new son and grey cat.