Liam Spencer became well-known for his paintings of Manchester and latterly for his paintings further afield including Hong Kong and New York. His work has been exhibited at the Manchester City Art Galleries as well as in private galleries in the UK.
After completing an arts foundation course at Burnley College, he went to Manchester Polytechnic to complete a fine art degree. Whilst studying he became more aware of his surroundings and the beauty of the urban landscape and he was inspired by the city’s deserted canals and its gritty industrial scenes.
He is particularly attracted to modern urban landscapes, and he’s renowned for transforming humdrum scenes into eerily beautiful portraits of light, colour and movement. Liam finds beauty in surprising places, from bleak industrial wastelands to everyday images of urban street life.
Liam used to work mostly from observation but over the years, he’s started to spend a lot of time taking photographs which he sifts through to act as a source of inspiration and memory when he gets back to his studio.
His paintings have been added to many private and public collections in the UK and abroad.