From featuring in Sir Elton John’s private collection, to the Saatchi Gallery to The Exchange Gallery, Penzance (to name but a few), Josh Sim’s artwork has achieved the acclaim of many near and far. Living, painting and running his gallery in Mousehole, Cornwall, Josh immerses himself in his work creating stunning seascapes, landscapes and abstract paintings.
Josh and his art is perhaps best described in the words of ceramicist, Linda Styles:
“Josh Sim is a force of nature, his zest for life being evident in the colour loaded gestural paintings of his homeland. A man of unusual disposition combining strength of character, work ethic and charm, Josh epitomises ‘the triumph of positive attitude’, the essence of which is within both the intention and fabric of his paintings.
Intrinsic to his depictions of sea and horizon is his capturing of a visceral energy connected to a first-hand knowledge that only Josh, a valued member of the Penlee lifeboat crew, could hope to achieve. An artist of many layers, some of which are based on his fascinating off kilter art family legacy (Troika Pottery) Josh is a creatively independent spirit – it is ”in his blood\”.