The author of
Illustrating Time's Shadow
and
Linocuts And Prints
Simon, the author, was first interested in sundials when his grandmother gave him a
portable sundial when he was around 13. Later he studied celestial navigation.

A year later he was taught basic wood cut printing.

He studied sculpture under Donald Potter, however, he did not excel at all when it came
to drawing and painting.

He has also worked with stained glass for over 30 years, which included the stains used in
the 13th century, the black and brown paints of the 14th, as well as the 19th century
enamels, and also sand blasting of glass.