Artist's Biography

Simonn Schumacher was born on 9 July 1969 in Sydney and is of Dutch heritage.  She spent her early childhood living in Holland until she was ten years old, before returning to live in Australia with her family.  She has been drawing and making things with her hands ever since she was a young girl.

Simonn finished her schooling in Australia and then went on to travel extensively throughout Europe, Asia and India. It was India that inspired her greatly and led to an awakening and blossoming of her artistic talent.

After returning to Australia from her travels, Simonn was encouraged by her family and friends to study art full time.  She undertook art studies at the Lismore Art School in New South Wales under the expert tuition of Michael John Taylor.

Simonn feels that the greatest lesson she learnt at art school was to “paint what you feel” and this is evidenced in her highly distinctive and individual style. She enjoys painting the human form mostly as she has always been fascinated and inspired by people and the human experience.

Since completing her studies, Simonn’s painting career has progressed and developed with successful showings of her work at exhibitions in Buderim, Noosa, Brisbane, the Gold Coast, Byron Bay, Toowoomba, Sydney, Melbourne and Jakarta, Indonesia.  She also spent an extensive period living and painting in South Korea and Indonesia.

Simonn lives in Northern N.S.W. raising her children and painting as often as she can.  She has exhibited her work widely in Australia in group and solo shows.