Liam Spencer Paintings

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Burnley born artist, Liam Spencer, has been a leading figure in the Northern art scene since the 1990s. His paintings often follow the themes of inner cities in the North. Original works by Liam Spencer regularly feature in our dedicated Northern Art auctions each year, for which we offer a free appraisal service.

Liam Spencer Overview


Named by critics as one of the rising stars of the contemporary art scene, Liam Spencer was born in Burnley in 1964. He studied at Burnley College and Manchester Polytechnic, and is best known for his studies of city scenes and Manchester’s canals. He came to public attention in 2000 with his exhibition ‘Urban Panoramas’ at the Lowry arts centre in Salford. He’s held many exhibitions since and has been the subject of much media attention including a BBC documentary. Two paintings by Liam Spencer hang in the Manchester Art Gallery alongside works by Adolphe Valette, Camille and Lucien Pisarro and L.S.Lowry. In 2002, he was commissioned to produce paintings of the City of Manchester stadium for the Commonwealth Games.


Liam Spencer Landscapes & Cityscapes

Liam Spencer is known for his vibrant, Impressionistic style which transforms everyday scenes of shops and streets into strikingly beautiful landscapes. He’s been called ‘the new L.S. Lowry’, but his work is more optimistic and bright than Lowry’s. The market for his work remains buoyant, as his subject matter and style appeal to a young, professional market. As with all artwork, the value of Liam Spencer’s paintings varies a little according to the size and subject matter. Spencer’s views of the city at dusk or nighttime reflect his interest in using different lighting conditions to transform a scene, and these paintings are particularly popular among collectors.

His works range enormously in size and we have been privileged at Wilson55 to sell some of the huge urban panoramas of Manchester made for exhibition at The Lowry in 2000. At Wilson55, our in-house expert Stephen Sparrow has years of experience in assessing and valuing Liam Spencer’s work, so do get in touch if you’d like to learn more about a piece you own, or discuss a potential sale or valuation.


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