Liam Spencer was born in Burnley in 1964. He studied Fine Art at Manchester Polytechnic, graduating in 1986. After living and working in Manchester for many years, he came to public attention in 2000, with an exhibition “Urban Panoramas” at the newly opened Lowry arts centre in Salford. In 2006 he exhibited “From Manchester to Shanghai” at Manchester Art Gallery, and was the subject of a 30 minute documentary on BBC NW, “A Picture of Manchester.”
Odeon and Oxford Street 2004
Oil on Board
Here's a painting of the old Odeon cinema in central Manchester.. It's a very typical subject for me. A city at night. Manchester in the rain. Lights reflected off wet streets. Sadly the cinema is no more. One of the victims of a huge transformation of the city centre, as a recently low level metropolis begins to reach for the sky.
A home video from Peter