Brighton born, Simon Birch began painting at a very early age, he is self taught. He has pursued a versatile career but has continued to paint throughout his life. He has been a resident in Hong Kong since 1997. Birch is also well know as a DJ and graffiti artist, his ‘Naughty Monkey’ work have caused much hype in the Hong Kong media. He also part owns Yumla, the most happening bar in Hong Kong. His powerful and colorful portraits are made with a spatula and have gained him great critical acclaim.