Dennis Spicer attended the Byam Shaw School of Painting in London from 1979 to 1983. Since then, he has spent his time teaching, painting and life drawing in West London. In 2000 Dennis moved to the picturesque West Kirby on the Wirral with his family where he currently resides and continues to paint and teach.
He has a small repertoire of objects in his studio that form the central subjects of his still life paintings. These include dried flowers, shells and animal skulls picked up from the beach as well as a selection of cups bowls and jugs that have special meaning to him.
Recently his paintings have become more about the abstract qualities of the image, playing with flatness and multiple eye levels to produce a balanced result. He has also started using many life drawing studies to produce paintings of figures in interiors.
2017 Royal Institute Of Oil Painters Annual Exhibition Mall Galleries London
2017 Nadia Waterfield Fine Art Autumn Exhibition
2016.Royal Institute Of Oil Painters exhibition Mall galleries London. Awarded the Windsor & Newton prize for the best painting by a non member.
2016. Solo Exhibition at the Unity Theatre Liverpool
2015. Royal Institute Of Oil Painters Mall Galleries London.
2015. Cheshire Open. Grosvenor Galleries Chester
2013. Cheshire Open. Grosvenor Galleries Chester. Prize Winner.
2012 Winner of Liverpool Open Exhibition followed by solo show at the Editions Gallery Liverpool.