Spencer J. Derry BA (Hons), is accomplished in many artistic styles and genres including:- Surrealism, Erotic Art, Macabre Art, Traditional Landscapes and Portrait drawings. Derry creates mainly with pencil, paint and ink pen on paper. He creates original hand drawn illustrations, painted drawings in black and white and in colour. Derry prefers drawing from his imagination for a great deal of his art. His 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 artwork.
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.
Spencer worked Freelance off and on with a well known musician, a Minneapolis genius, the late Prince. Prince's team requested & commissioned Spencer to create 3rdeyeart illustrations and concept drawings for Paisley Park 2014-17. Spencer has also created Official Art for the Fonky Bald Heads and Judith Hill.
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.
Spencer has exhibited in numerous Solo & Group Art Shows in Cheshire, Liverpool, Edinburgh & Seattle.