Simon's Art

We'd like to introduce you to a friend of the PNE...

Simon Greaves is a local 27-year-old artist, who paints and sells cards and prints of his work. His latest image is called: “Pining for the PNE” – a reflection of his angst when he heard that the PNE Fair was not going ahead as usual this year. This image is a view of the West Coast (Ferris) Wheel at night, with all his favourite Fair attractions noted in the bottom boxes.

Simon Greaves: Pining for the PNE

Artist statement:

Hi, I’m Simon. I started painting in school but got really good when I joined the Supportive Arts Program at the Elora Centre for the Arts. Anyone can join, especially people with disabilities, like me.

I grew up in British Columbia and I love going to the PNE. I was very sad that it was cancelled this year. I did this painting of the ferris wheel with all the things I love about the PNE written on it. I called this “Pining for the PNE” in order to take my mind off things. I am SO glad that I can go to Playland this summer. I am now working on a painting of the pirate ship.

I paint fast and love colours. I do landscapes, animals and flowers. I sell my cards and prints in stores in Ontario and BC and online.

Check out my website, so you can see a lot more of my work and order cards and prints online. Come and visit me at