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Spencer J. Derry is a British Professional Artist.  He’s accomplished in many genres including:- Surrealism, Erotic 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 A-Level Art, Art History, 
Photography from 1990-1991.
BTEC Art and Design at 
West Cheshire Art College 1991-93 in Chester. 

He gained a Bachelor of Arts with 
2.1 (Hons) at Hull School of Art
University of Humberside in 1996. 



Freelance
Spencer worked off and on with a well known musician, a Minneapolis genius, the late PrincePrince's team requested  & commissioned Spencer to create 3rdeyeart illustrations and concept drawings for Paisley Park. View links to the published works of Official PRN ARTSpencer has also created Official Art for the Fonky Bald Heads and Judith Hill.



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
• Festival of Erotic Arts :- 
Edinburgh in June 2012.
• Handels Court Gallery :-
July - September 2012
• Debenhams of Chester :-
September - December 2012
• Seattle Erotic Art Festival, Showbox Sodo. Festival Store :-
2nd - 4th August 2013 
• 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 



Awards

Nominated for The Erotic Arts : 
Artist of the Year 2012. 


Black Sheep Gallery, (Annual Open Exhibition) 2000;
Highly Commended & Winner of The Overall Public Vote

Nominated for Randolph Caldecott Society Award,
whilst at West Cheshire Art College in 1991.



Most of his artwork is now displayed 

and sold on the internet.