(1967, Essex, UK)
There are few people more appreciative of the Gold Coast’s natural beauty than local artist Spencer Shakespeare. It was 28 years ago when the lad from London got off a Greyhound bus in Palm Beach to start a new life in our sunny city. Almost three decades on, Spencer has paved his way to becoming a renowned figure in the coast’s art arena, gaining nods for his unique works that are driven and inspired by his main muse – nature.
After working as a commercial artist for nearly twenty years he took a break in 2012 and was re-acquainted with his muse Mother Nature while working in far west Queensland, The Cooper desert and Arcadia Valley, he consequently decided to solely focus on his art practice in 2015.
| Bournemouth College of Art + Design, UK
2018 | ‘Alchemy Fauna’ at Dust Temple in Currumbin, Australia
2017 | ‘Outlook’ at Kersgallery in Amsterdam, Netherlands