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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
The University of Humberside in 1996. 



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.


Freelance

Spencer worked with a well-known musician 2014-16, a Minneapolis genius, the late PrincePrince's team requested  & commissioned Spencer to create 3rdeyeart illustrations and concept drawings for Paisley Park. Spencer 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