Simon Hitchens graduated in Fine Art from the University of the West of England in 1990 and his work has been exhibited around the world since then. He frequently exhibits in solo and group exhibitions, undertaking private commissions and numerous large scale public commissions. He was elected Fellow of the Royal British Society of Sculptors in 1998, is the winner of the 2003 Millfield School Sculpture Competition and was short listed for the Jerwood Sculpture Prize in 2004. He is the fourth generation of artist in his family.
"Rock is the material backbone to my creative explorations and the conceptual focus of my sculptures. Over the years my physical involvement with rock has become increasingly minimal as I combine this most traditional of sculpting materials with more contemporary and technically challenging ones such as clear cast resin, cast stainless steel, mirrors and photography."