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Prospect Studios Open Weekend 4th and 5th October 2014

Prospect Studios will be taking  part in the annual Rossendale Open Studios weekend – Reveal on Sat 4th and Sun 5th Oct 2014.

It’s also surprisingly the 10th birthday of Prospect, so we’ll be staying open until 8pm on the Saturday to celebrate with drinks and music. There’ll be raffles for artworks too.

Prospect Studios, 137 Burnley Road East, Waterfoot, Rossendale BB4 9DF tel:07930 926 404


Times Square (Taxis)


Published: September 27, 2014
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Winter Exhibition at Clark Art

Salford Quays

Salford Quays oil on board 2013

I have a number of paintings in the new winter exhibition at Clark Art.

Lass O' Gowrie

Published: December 10, 2013
Category: News

Lowry and his Legacy at Clark Art

Deansgate study

Deansgate Study 2013 oil on board 5.75 x 11.25 ins

Lowry and his Legacy opens at Clark Art in Hale on thurs 13th June 2013

I have several paintings and ink drawings in exhibition.

More information from:

Liverpool Study

Liverpool Study 2013 oil on board 5.75 x 11.25 ins


Deansgate ink drawing

Deansgate 2013 ink drawing 7.5×15 ins

Published: June 11, 2013
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New Limited Edition Print

New limited edition print available. For further details click here.


Deansgate and Whitworth Street 2011 oil on board

This is a painting of one of my favourite parts of Manchester. It’s the junction of Deansgate and Whitworth Street, and all forms of transport pass under and over the many bridges. Trams, trains, canal boat, pedestrians and cars all contribute to a busy, dynamic scene which looks great as nightfall descends.

Published: November 26, 2012
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Reveal Open Studio Weekend

I’ll be opening my studio this weekend as part of “Reveal” – the annual open studio event in Rossendale.

Prospect Studios – Alan Birch, Jill Randall and Liam Spencer.

137-141 Burnley Road East

Waterfoot, Rossendale BB4 9DF

tel:07930 926 404


10 studios and galleries in total spanning the whole of the Rossendale area. A guide to the event can be collected at Prospect studios or any of the participating studios.

Further details at

It’s also the last few weeks of the exhibition at Gallery Oldham, which finishes on October 6th. It’s a very comprehensive exhibition spanning work made over a twenty year period and includes a lot of work on loan from private collectors. It’s not going to happen again in a hurry!


Published: September 17, 2012
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Exhibition launch Sat 30th June 1pm

Official exhibition launch at Gallery Oldham, along with Gordon Baldwin’s ceramics on Saturday 30th June at 1pm. All welcome.

Published: June 29, 2012
Category: News

The exhibition at Gallery Oldham is now open to the public. The official opening – for want of a better word – takes place on 30th June at 1pm. See above. Everyone welcome. Exhibition continues until 6th October.

More images from the show can be seen here: There are several paintings for sale.

Published: June 15, 2012
Category: News

Castlefield Gallery Fund Raising Auction

Like many publicly funded art spaces, Castlefield Gallery is going through a difficult period at the moment after withdrawal of Arts Council England revenue funding. In order to address the shortfall, the Castlefield is organising a fund raising auction which includes a diverse selection of work, ranging from Peter Saville’s artwork for the seminal Joy Division album Unknown Pleasures to pieces by Harry Hill, David Shrigley and myself.

The Castlefield was a very important part of my life as a young graduate, and through involvment with the exhibitions committee got to meet some of the country’s leading artists. I fulfilled many different roles at Castlefield over a period of over twenty years, including invigilator, chairman of the board of trustees, and even book keeper at one point!

This is a great opportunity to aquire a piece of art work and support a wonderful Manchester institution. There’s an online auction followed by a live event on Weds 30th May 2012. All the information you need can be found here: or at Facebook:

The piece I have in the auction can be seen below.

“Deansgate and Whitworth Street at Twilight”
16×32 inches. (406x813mm)
Oil on Board 2012

Published: May 23, 2012
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It’s all been about great heights recently!

A 30metre crane

Gallery Oldham recently hired a crane to revisit the site of the famous 1876 panoramic photograph taken by Squire Knott from the roof of a now demolished mill. I’ve been working on some panoramic paintings of Oldham for the exhibition starting next month, so was invited along for the ride. The original photograph shows a virtual forest of mill chimneys. I counted about 70. How many are now left? Not a single one. 3 churches are the only buildings that help to identify the view. I’ve been working on a large painting of the view, a 2 piece 14 ft panorama. I’ve widened Squire Knott’s view slightly to take in the only mill chimney still visible.The exhibition starts at Gallery Oldham on June 10th with a special viewing event on June 30th.

The Oldham Panorama, Gallery Oldham

The Oldham Panorama, Gallery Oldham

Painting in progress

A 3000 metre mountain

I recently visited the Alps at the invitation of art loving skiing enthusiast Robin Saxby. I did a number of oil sketches on location and with the aid of some photographs hope to make some large paintings of the mountains.

A 300km bike ride and a 462 metre Highland Pass

I’m about to embark on a 3 day – 300km bike ride. On and off road the ride takes in the highest point on the national cycle network, Drumochter Pass at 462 metres. Along with some friends, I’m raising money for the Rossendale Rays – a special needs swimming club here in my home town. If anyone feels able to make a donation of any size it would be very gratefully received.  The easiest way to donate is via the just giving website.

Some members of the fund raising team

Published: May 9, 2012
Category: News

New exhibition

Adolphe Valette and Liam Spencer – Lasting Impressions

Clark Art 20th October to 19th November 2011

All the paintings from the exhibition can now be viewed at

Clark Art Ltd
155, Ashley Road, Hale
Cheshire, WA14 2UW

Tel: +44 (0)161 929 5150
Mobile: +44 (0)7973 755680

Also at:
14, Old Bond St, London W1
(By appointment only)

Published: September 23, 2011
Category: News

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