Brian Simmonds

Brian Simmonds was born in Subiaco and worked for many years as a lithographer in the printing industry while studying art in the evenings. He has a Bachelor of Arts in Fine Art from Curtin University and worked for The Sunday Times, New Idea and an advertising agency before he became a professional artist in 1990. He has exhibited his work many times and won numerous prizes for drawing, oil painting and mixed media works. His work can be found in many private and public collections in Australia.

Books from this author

The Beach


Western Australian Premier’s Book Award (Winner 2014)
Children’s Book Council of Australia Book of the Year, Picture Book (Honour Book 2014)
Red Dot Book Awards, Singapore (Shortlisted 2014)
Western Australian Young Readers’ Book Award (Winner 2010)
NSW Premier’s History Awards (Shortlisted 2009)
Western Australian Premier’s Book Award Works on Paper Popular Choice Award (Winner 1999)
Melville City Annual Awards (Shortlisted 2009)
Children’s Book Council of Australia Crichton Award for New Illus Drawing (Winner 1985)
City of Stirling Art Exhibitiontrators (Shortlisted 2009)
Melville City Annual Awards Works on Paper (Winner 1997)
Melville City Annual Awards The Premier Award (Winner 1993)
Williams Art Prize Open (Winner 1983 1984)
City of Stirling Art Exhibition Drawing (Winner 1981)