Simon Burton was born in Yorkshire in 1973 and currently lives and works in London. He trained at the University of Brighton (1992–95) and attained an Masters Degree in Painting at the Royal College of Art (1995–97).
He has exhibited both solo and alongside important artists including Francis Bacon and Graham Sutherland. Group exhibitions include in A Sort of Night to the Mind ARTARY Gallery, Stuttgart (2011), Opinion Makers 2, Curated by LUBOMIROV-EASTON (2014), Enclosures, Elsewhere at the Lion and Lamb Gallery (2014), Some of My Colours at the Eagle Gallery (2014) and About Face Swindon Museum and Art Gallery (2014).
Burton has received numerous awards including the Birtle prize for painting, the ARCO studios award, Lisbon, Portugal, The John Minton Travel award, The Jenny Hall Scholarship and the Robert and Susan Kasen-Summer studio award. He also has work in various international collections including the Aldrich Collection, PWC Collection, Dimensional Media Associates Collection, Robert and Susan Kasen Summer Collection, Huddersfield Art Gallery, Swindon Museum and Art Gallery, Rugby Museum and Art Gallery, and the Abbot Hall Art Gallery.