Liam Spencer was born in Burnley in 1964, and studied Fine Art at Manchester Polytechnic, graduating in 1986.

Known for his vivid portrayals of urban landscapes, particularly of Manchester, he came to prominence with a solo exhibition at the newly opened Lowry arts centre in 2000. Since then he has exhibited widely, most notably a retrospective at Manchester Art Gallery in 2006 and his paintings have been collected avidly. In 2005 he was the subject of a 30-minute documentary on the BBC.

He exhibits regularly in the North West and beyond, and his work can be seen in several public collections, including Manchester City Art Galleries, Salford Museum and Art Gallery, Touchstones Rochdale and Towneley Hall Museum and Art Gallery in Burnley.

“I’m best known for oil paintings of my nearest city, Manchester, but I’ve painted many other cities, most notably New York. I also paint the semi-rural/small town landscapes of East Lancashire, in particular the Rossendale Valley where I live and work.

More recently I’ve also turned my attention to the flora and fauna of my home patch, making ink drawings and watercolours of birds, mammals, insects and plants.”

A member of Prospect Studios, 137 -141 Burnley Road East, Waterfoot, Rossendale BB4 9DF