Paul Simonon studied at Byam Shaw School of Art, London from 1975 to 1976. He gave up his studies to become bass guitarist with the punk rock band 'The Clash'. Simonon continued to paint during his time with the band, and produced the cover of 'The Clash's' album 'From Here to Eternity.' After the demise of the band in 1984, Simonon devoted himself to drawing and painting full-time. He lives in London and Spain.