Born in 1965 in The Hague, The Netherlands, Simon grew up in an artistic environment. He is the youngest of seven children. Several of his siblings have become highly acclaimed Artists and Graphic Designers. It was not a surprise that Simon developed a passion for painting at an early age.
Simon's artwork is influenced by the Impressionistic and romantic schools. He has long studied the Masters in many European museums and his interest includes the painters from The Hague School. Simon has studied and worked with a number of successful artists such as Hans Van Moerkerken, Kees Roosenboom and his brother, André Balyon, whom he continues to study with.
Simon's love and devotion for nature is evident in his work. Whether painting in his studio, plein-air in the countryside or on the beach, Simon is able to convey the various moods of the different seasons on his canvases. His compositions often reflect the beauty of the Dutch countryside, whether it is through crisp winter scenes, lushly foliaged summer renditions or a budding spring countryside. His landscapes are immersed in a most tranquil and luminous serenity, and are wonderfully balanced in composition.
Simon lives and works in Rozenburg, The Netherlands, and is married and has two children. He is represented in galleries in the United States, Canada and throughout Europe. His work has caught the eye of prominent art connoisseurs and collectors.