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“In Bloom” on line exhibition

Flowers and Sunset. Oil on board. 6×8 ins

In Bloom“. Online exhibition with Contemporary Six gallery, Manchester. Flowers, nature and contemporary painting. April 23rd 2020

Hi everyone. I hope you are all keeping well during this extraordinary time. This was supposed to be an exhibition at the gallery, but due to the Covid19 lockdown will now take place online. The digital catalogue and details of how to buy are here: Paintings will be available from 7pm Thurs April 23rd.

“Contemporary Six is delighted to present the mixed online exhibition In Bloom featuring paintings by Liam Spencer, Craig Jefferson, Ian Norris, Arthur Neal, Matthew Bourne, and our guest artist James Bland. Each artist will display several works which take the beauty of flowers as their subject. In this exhibition, Contemporary Six unfurls the flower in contemporary painting to reveal new, innovative ways of depicting its organic beauty.”

Tulips in a Grey Jug. Oil on board.

Published: April 23, 2020
Category: News

Open Studio Weekend and Buy Art Fair

Prospect Studio Weekend Oct 5th/6th 2019.

We’re having our annual open studio event next month. It’s part of the Rossendale Art Trail.

137 – 141 Burnley Road East, Waterfoot, Rossendale BB4 9DF.

Tel: 07930 926 404

Over 50 artists at 20 venues.

I’m also showing paintings at the Buy Art Fair in Manchester 11th -13th Oct with Contemporary Six.

More information here.




Published: September 23, 2019
Category: News

small is beautiful? new paintings at contemporary six, manchester

I’ve been working on a lot of very small paintings recently, so I’m having a mini exhibition at Contemporary Six in Manchester. It starts on Sat Feb 16th. Because I’m new to the gallery, I’m going to be there to meet visitors and answer any questions they might have. The paintings are of Manchester, New York and St Ives, and there will also be some still lifes. They will be for sale, prices from £500 to £985.

Meet the Artist- Sat 16th Feb 2019 11am-3pm

Contemporary Six, Manchester 

37 Princess St, Manchester, M2 4FN

Phone: 0161 835 2666 or 07888 757 880


Published: January 24, 2019
Category: News

Open Studios Weekend Oct 5/6/7th 2018

It’s time for us to open our studio doors to the public once again, as part of the Rossendale Art Trail.

A great opportunity to meet artists in their work spaces and buy art from their studios.

I’ll be exhibiting some small oil paintings, like the ones below, and giving another airing to the ink drawings of Flora and Fauna that formed part of a recent exhibition “Home and Away”.

Prices from £100 for ink drawings and £500 for small oils.

Open Studio Weekend 5/6/7th October 2018

Prospect Studios – 137/141 Burnley Road East, Rossendale, BB4 9DF

Friday 11-2pm Sat/Sun 11-5pm. Free Admission

Part of the Rossendale Art Trail – 50 artists and 18 venues

Published: September 29, 2018
Category: News

Home and Away exhibition, meet the artist event and a fundraiser.

Hi everyone

My exhibition “Home and Away”at the Whitaker in Rawtenstall is up and running. Here are a few pictures of the gallery. Exhibition continues unti Friday June 15th. Weds -Sun 9.30 am -5pm.

On Friday 18th May, there is a “Meet the Artist” event. After a chance to visit the exhibition I’ll be showing a slide presentation about my work. It’s a free event, but spaces are limited. You can book a place here.

Small ink drawings are for sale from £100. Limited edition prints from £30.

I’m also about to set off on a charity bike ride to help raise funds for our wonderful local special needs swimmimg club, the Rossendale Rays. If anyone thinks they could make a donation I’d be very grateful. Read about it here.

Thanks, Liam



Published: May 8, 2018
Category: News

Liam Spencer – Home and Away. Exhibition opening.

You are invited to the opening of an exhibition by Liam Spencer.

Home and Away. Paintings and drawings of Rossendale and beyond. 

Opening event Saturday 21st April 2018 at 2 pm at the Whitaker, Rossendale.

(Gallery will be open from 9.30am). All work is for sale.

Ink Drawings – Home

Paintings and ink drawings exploring Liam’s home patch of Rossendale in Lancashire, alongside work from overseas including New York, Nepal and Australia.

Featured is a piece entitled “A Rossendale Compendium”, a large compilation of small ink drawings cataloguing the flora, fauna and landmarks that the artist has “collected” on his travels throughout the borough. It is intended to complement the Whitaker’s typically Victorian collection of natural history. Other drawings have been made as direct responses to the museum’s cabinets of curiosities.

The Whitaker (previously Rossendale Museum & Art Gallery) is set in a beautiful park in Rawtenstall at the centre of the Rossendale Valley, Lancashire. It has a great cafe and bar.

Exhibition runs 21st April-15th June 2018. Weds-Sun 9.30-5pm

Ink Drawings – Away

Cabinet of Curiosities


Published: March 26, 2018
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Home and Away

Home and Away. Paintings and drawings of Rossendale and beyond.

Sat 21st April – Sun 17th June. Weds – Sun 9.30 – 5pm.

The Whitaker, Rossendale.


Published: March 22, 2018
Category: News

Season’s greetings and a date for your diary

Happy Christmas and best wishes for 2018!

I’m exhibiting at The Whitaker in Rawtenstall next year,  with an opening on Saturday 21st April 2018.

Formerly Rossendale Museum & Art Gallery, The Whitaker is set in a beautiful park at the centre of the Rossendale Valley, Lancashire. Having come close to closure, it is now run as a ‘not-for-profit’ community organisation and in addition to housing the gallery and museum collection, it has become a vibrant cultural centre supporting various community groups, live music, a film club and a great cafe and bar.

As part of the exhibition I’ve been putting together my own collection of small ink drawings, a sort of “Rossendale Compendium”. Mostly fauna, some flora and some significant landscapes and landmarks.

I’ve also been having fun drawing some of the objects in the collection and some of the – frankly scary – stuffed animals!

More details to follow in the New Year.




Published: December 23, 2017
Category: News

Nordoff Robbins Charity Ball and Exhibition

Hi Everyone

I’m taking part in this event for a wonderful charity along with 14 other artists on Friday 17th November. I’ll be exhibiting ten recent paintings of Manchester, and there’ll be one of my paintings in the fund raising auction. If you would like any more information please let me know.

Oxford Street, Early Evening. Oil on Board (Auction item)

Published: October 30, 2017
Category: News

Rossendale Art Trail / Open Studios 7th and 8th October 2017

I’ll be opening my studio to the public over the weekend of 7th/8th October. It’s part of Rossendale’s annual Art Trail and Open Studio event, with 40 artists and craftspeople from across the Rossendale Valley taking part. You can pick up a guide to the event here at Prospect Studios.

Open Studio Weekend – Sat 7th & Sunday 8th October 2017

11.00 am – 5.00 pm

Prospect Studios, 137-141 Burnley Road East, Rossendale BB4 9DF tel: 07930 926 404

Turnpike – Oil on Board 2017

Published: October 2, 2017
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