Simon Goss is a figurative artist, writer and graphic designer based in Swansea. He was educated at Amman Valley CS, Dyfed College of Art and Swansea Metropolitan University gaining his MA in Visual Communication (Contemporary Dialogues) in 2011.

An avid reader, he began writing in 2012 as a means of commemorating his life growing up in Brynamman, a village at the foot of the Black Mountains in Wales. His favourite authors include Laurie Lee, Karl Ove Knausgaard, Robert Pirsig, Bill Bryson, Annie Proulx, James Joyce and Jack Kerouac.

He describes himself as a ‘husband, dad, writer, gardener, rugby sufferer and occasional draftsman in the classical sense’.

He is a Welsh speaker and is married with four adult children and a cat.

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