He was born in Dukinfield, a small northern town bordering the Pennines. At the age of 14 after winning the Robert Owen School Award for Art and the Manchester News portrait Award he was introduced to L S Lowry, who then became a friend of the family and encouraged him to study art.
In 1972 and 1973, he studied at Hyde College where his tutor was Christine Kendall, the wife of the Art historian Richard Kendall. In 1974 he became a professional artist. He exhibited his work throughout the North of England and in London. At this time his work reflected the gritty Northern landscape and characters in what has been called a primitive style.
In 1996 he moved to Cornwall where he met the artists Terry Frost and Patrick Heron, whose colour and light had a great impact on him. Simeon continues to hold successful exhibitions in Manchester, London and Cornwall. In 2001 his work was included in the Royal Academy's summer exhibition and in 2003 he became a member of the Birmingham Society of Artists.
His work is now highly collectable and features in many private collections including those of Her Majesty The Queen and Tony Blair.