Artist Profile

 Spencer J. Derry

Spencer J. Derry is a UK professional artist.  He’s accomplished in 
many genres including:- Surrealism, Erotic, Outsider Art, Landscapes 
and Portrait drawings. His styles include illustration, ink drawings, 
fine art landscape painting; in colour and black and white. 
He draws on his imagination for a great deal of his art. He has many Influences including Salvador Dali, Van Gogh, Picasso, & H. R. Giger. Music, 

photography and films also inspire ideas which result in 
depictions and images in his work.

Education: Spencer studied BTEC Art and Design at 
West Cheshire Art College in Chester. 
He gained a Bachelor of Arts with 2.1 (Hons) at 
Hull School of Art, University of Humberside in 1996. 
Awards: Spencer was nominated for The Erotic Award : Artist of the Year 2012. Black Sheep Gallery, (Annual Open Exhibition) 2000:
Highly Commended
(Traditional) & Public Vote Award (Traditional).
Nominated for the
Randolph Caldecott Society Award in 1991 

whilst at West Cheshire Art College. 

Art Shows: Spencer's erotic art was exhibited at 
Festival of Erotic Arts, Edinburgh in June 2012.
His drawings were showcased at Festival Store at 2013, 

Seattle Erotic Art Festival, Showbox Sodo. 
He has also showcased his art in local galleries including Liverpool. 
Most of his artwork is now displayed and sold on the internet.


Spencer Derry worked with a well known musician, the late Prince.
Creating concept drawings, art illustrations and cartoons. 
Art owned by the Prince Estate.

Here is just a few of Spencer's art illustration achievements published in the world.

HitNRun PT II (UK, Europe May-June 2014) Prince Wearing 3rdeyeart Illustration 
HitNRun PT II (UK, Europe May-June 2014) Prince Wearing 3rdeyeart Illustration 
Essence Fest (July'14) Prince wearing 3rdeyeart Illustration
FunkNRoll  (Nov '14)  Prince • 3rdeyegirl Cartoon Art 
HitNRun Tour US 2015 Prince Illustration Stage Projection
HitNRun Tour US 2015 Prince wearing 3rdeyeart Illustration
Free UrSelf  ITunes 2015 • Prince wearing 3rdeyeart Illustration
Free UrSelf  Art seen briefly on US TV.  2015
Free UrSelf  Info about the song. 2015
Free UrSelf  Tidal Autumn 2015
Free UrSelf  Official Paisley Park Poster October 2015
Mono Neon Art Painting (new band member) Official Paisley Park Poster October 2015
Crazy2Cool  Prince Wearing 3rdeyeart  tunic illustration for this video. 
Paisley Park 2016 Prince standing in front of art illustration on studio door at Paisley Park 
2017. One Artwork Published in a Official Paisley Park Book. 

Read the Interview here

Commission Summer 2016
Created the Art Banner Illustrations for the Fonky Bald Heads

Group Art Shows 1999-2015

• Black Sheep Gallery, Winter Sale, 1999

• Black Sheep Gallery, (Annual Open Exhibition) 2000:

   Highly Commended (Traditional)  & Public Vote Award (traditional)
• Black Sheep Gallery, Landscape & Seascape, 2000
• Blakemere Craft Centre, Cheshire Artists, 2000
• Dixons, Chester, Installation Arts Festival, 2000
• Black Sheep Gallery, Annual Open Exhibition, 2001
• Liverpool Academy of Arts, Come Together (The Beatles), 2001
• Liverpool Academy of Arts, Christmas Sale, 2000
• Liverpool Academy of Arts, 3001, 2001
• Liverpool Academy of Arts, Big Beat (The Beatles), 2001
• Liverpool Academy of Arts,
  No Business Like Show Business, 2002

• Black Sheep Gallery, Summer Sale 2001-02
• Black Sheep Gallery, Annual Open Exhibition 2003
• 30 Years - The Annual Nick Drake,
  Tanworth-In-Arden Gathering II August 21st,    2004
• Handels Court Gallery, July - September 2012
• Debenhams of Chester, September - December 2012
• Annual Aardvark Open Exhibition 25th Sept-21st Oct 2015

Solo Art Shows  1998-2013

• Chester Library, ground floor, July 1998
• Blacksheep Gallery, The Gladstone Estate,
  Hawarden, November, 1999
• Chester Gateway Theatre, March 2001
• Liverpool Academy of Arts, Seel Street, July 2001
• Liverpool Academy of Arts, Seel Street, March 2002
• Blacksheep Gallery, The Gladstone Estate, Hawarden, March, 2003
• Chester Gateway Theatre, October 2003
• Reid’s Furniture Store, Chester, November 2003
• Castle Park Arts Centre, Frodsham, March 2004
• Bluecoat Bookshop, Chester, August 2008
• View, Heswall Library, Wirral, September 2008
• View to, Heswall Library, Wirral, May 2010
• View to. Bluecoat Bookshop, Chester, August 2010
• View II, Castle Park Art Centre, Frodsham,
  August–September 2010
• View III. The Caban, Plas Newydd, Llangollen, 3–31 October 2011
• View IV. Chester Visitor Centre, Chester July 2013
• View V. St John The Baptist Church, Chester from October 2013
• View VI. A Northgate Cafe in Chester, 1–31 October 2013

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