Oil Painting, Nature, Abstract, Large Brushstrokes, Contemporary Color Fields

Spencer Shakespeare

(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.

Education and residencies

| Bournemouth College of Art + Design, UK


2018 | ‘Alchemy Fauna’ at Dust Temple in Currumbin, Australia

2017 | ‘Outlook’ at Kersgallery in Amsterdam, Netherlands