He's a long standing member of the Vale of Clywd Bonsai Society, as can be found by a visit to his website.
Simon's been exhibiting his trees for many years and is well known for his meticulous attention to detail.
Simon's Yew - Joy of Bonsai 2005
His working life has included forestry, tree surgery and gardening and from an early age he was a keen plant collector. Plus if your after a tree house, he's your man!!
Simon describes himself as an artist, concentrating mainly on sculptor, working with weathered wood, stone, bones and of course trees!!
It's easy to see that the combination of his work and interests has lead logically to being involved in bonsai.
Oh, and he also created the pot in which Doug's Hawthorn resides.
I'm sure it will be an interesting evening.
P.S. Unfortunatly due to sunning myself in warmer climes I will be unable to attend!!!.....so I've bullied Brian into 'stepping in' and providing a 'critique' & pictures of the evening.
Go for it Brian.....