David Spencer – “Kelly watched the stars”

Starting bid: $1,800.00

1 in stock

I love listening to music when I’m painting. “Kelly watched the stars” was a big track by AIR, some 8 years ago. It was every where. Such a good groove and I’ve been waiting to title a painting with it.

I think this one suits to perfectly.

Medium: Mixed media

Dimensions: 90 x 81cm

This piece is framed.

RRP $2,200

Item condition: New

Time left:

Auction ends: 31/05/2018 9:00 pm
Timezone: Australia/Sydney

Starting bid: $1,800.00

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Photo by Attila Csaszar.

Just like all things, everything has humble beginnings. David Spencer always wanted to become an artist, but he didnt have a story to tell. So after his studies he travelled as far as my dollar would take him. Absorbing the greater world, its people, it’s cities, colours and textures. Creating memories from special places and experiences which all sits in waiting for the next canvas to be stretched.

David Spencer never want to be tied to one style of creativity. He creates one-off contemporary artworks. With a point to give a client something special and uniquely there own. Something that no one else has and that makes him feel excited. There’s nothing he’s bound to other than experimenting, so he can keep pushing and trying new things. He’d rather be known for my exploration of different disciplines. Seeking new challenges to further develop his art practice, his learning and his artistic development. He is focused on change and breaking boundaries, where he relish in risks, mistakes and tire of repetition.

After 13 years of painting and exhibiting, David Spencer continues to reference those memories while acceding to urban life, the modern industrial world and natures beauty and surprise. Its when all these elements are combined, he feels his paintings are successful and only then does he feel like an artist.

Born Dampier, Western Australia, 12th of November 1974

Lives and works in Fremantle, Western Australia

Website: http://spencertive.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/David-Spencer-Artist-593649874359029/
Instagram: www.instagram.com/spencertive
Twitter: www.twitter.com/spencertive

1991-94 Completed Diploma of Fine Arts, Central College of Tafe, Perth

1986-91 Completed Special Art Program, Applecross SHS, Perth

Solo Exhibitions

2018 “Slow days, fast years”, Robert Oately Winery, Margaret River (WA)

2016 “Made you look”, Black Brewing, Margaret River (WA)

2016 “The reason for flowers”, Gallows Gallery, Mosman Park (WA)

2014 This is how I feel, Gallows Gallery, Mosman Park (WA)

2014 Traverse, Hay Shed Hill, Margaret River (WA)

2012 Everything so far, Buratti Fine Art, Fremantle (WA)

2011 Redux, 19Karen Gallery, Gold Coast (QLD)

2010 David Spencer Vs Johnny Romeo, United Galleries, Perth (WA)

2009 Tourist, United Galleries, Perth (WA)

2008 Theres a ghost in me, United Galleries, Sydney (NSW)

2008 32,000 days, United Galleries, Perth (WA)

2006 Finding Emily, Code Red Art, Fremantle (WA)

2004 First one man show, Spencertive, Hudson Gallery, Perth (WA)

Percent for Art | Commercial Commissions

2017 Awarded, $19,500, Eliza Ponds, Holden Developments / Sandtracks Design, City of Cockburn (WA)

2017 Awarded, $5,800, Aloft Hotel / BGC, City of Belmont (WA)

2016 Awarded, $7k, “LDV Commercial”, Lou Di Virgilio / City of Rockingham (WA)

2015 Awarded, $7k, “Ronald McDonald House”, Gerry Kho architect / Doric, City of Nedlands (WA)

2015 Shortlisted, $100k, “DoubleTree Hotel” (Hilton), Design Inc architect / SKS, City of Fremantle (WA)

2014 Shortlisted, $55k, Icon, Tim Bloomfield architect / Greenhaven, City of Vincent (WA)

2014 Awarded, $9k, McDonalds FIFA World Cup campaign, Market Store / McDonalds Corp (USA)

Awards | Acknowledgments

2016 Acknowledged, “Artist of the Day” by Saatchi Art Online (Worldwide)

2014 Awarded, selected to represent Australia in the McDonalds FIFA World Cup Campaign (USA)

2013 Finalist, SCGH Biennial Art Award, Perth (WA)

2012 Awarded, Artlike Competition, CAL Australia, Sydney (NSW)

2012 Finalist, Black Swan Portrait Prize, Perth (WA)

2008 Finalist, Artitude – YAWA Exhibition, Crown Metropol, Perth (WA)

2007 Selected for Avant Card [Finding Emily], Sydney (NSW)

1989 Merit Award, City of Melville Art Awards, Perth (WA)


Victor Smorgon Collection (NSW)

Ronald McDonald House (WA)

Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital Collection (WA)

Central College of Tafe (WA)

Various private collections worldwide

Selected Group Exhibitions

2016 “The Other Art Fair”, Commune, Sydney (NSW)

2016 “A Stray Alien”, Moores Contemporary Gallery, Fremantle (WA)

2016 “Reunion”, Temple of the Muse, Northbridge (WA)

2016 “Painting 2016”, Brunswick Street Gallery, Brunswick (VIC)

2016 “Creative Circles”, JShed, Fremantle (WA)

2015 “40 x 40”, Brunswick Street Gallery, Brunswick (VIC)

2015 “A Christmas Feast”, Gallows Gallery, Mosman Park (WA)

2015 “Party”, Studio 2, Leederville (WA)

2015 “Public Salon”, FORM, Victoria Park (WA)

2014 AOHF”, Private home, Fremantle (WA)

2014 On show, ARI, Swanbourne (WA)

2014 PAWA Contemporary Print Awards, Moores Gallery, Fremantle (WA)

2014 Cause & Affect, Brand X Artist Space, Central Park One, Chippendale (NSW)

2014 Un/Masked, Moores Gallery, Fremantle (WA)

2013 Sir Charles Gairdner Biennial Art Award, Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, Nedlands (WA)

2013 The Figure, Buratti Fine Art, Fremantle (WA)

2012 Black Swan Portrait Exhibition, Linton & Kay, Perth (WA)

2012 Toyota Community Spirit Exhibition, TCS Gallery, Melbourne (VIC)

2011 Wool Stories, Wool Stores Building, Fremantle (WA)

2011 Buratti Fine Artists, Buratti Fine Art, Fremantle (WA)

2011 Clothes Peg Project, Perth (WA)

2010 Make Friend III, Norfolk Basement, Fremantle (WA)

2009 30 x 40, United Galleries, Sydney (NSW)

2008 Unwrapped, United Galleries, Perth (WA)

2007 Unwrapped, United Galleries, Perth (WA)

2005 Affordable Art Show, Carlton Gardens, Melbourne (VIC)

2004 Roll out the carpet, Yallingup Galleries, Perth (WA)

1994 At least one eye, Graduate exhibition, Perth (WA)

Curation | Charity | Community participation

2017 “Mt Lawley HS Art Auction”, Mt Lawley High School, Mt Lawley (WA)

2017 “MLC Art Exhibition 2017”, MLC, Claremont, (WA)

2017 “32nd Annual Art Exhibition, Perth College, Leederville (WA)

2016 “The State Collection”, CAN Support Arts, PSAS, Fremantle (WA)

2015 “Secret Walls Vs Fabcar” [Judged], Light Up Leederville, Leederville (WA)

2015 “Cystic Fibrosis Charity”, Woodside Plaza, Perth (WA)

2015 “The art of dining” (Camp Quality) [Donated artwork], Rockpool Restaurant, Perth (WA)

2015 “Mt Lawley HS Art Auction”, Mt Lawley High School, Mt Lawley (WA)

2015 Canning Vale College, Art extensions, Art tutor Y11-Y12 (WA)

2014 Canning Vale College, Art extensions, Art tutor Y8-Y10 (WA)

2014 Nedlands Emerging Art Awards [Judged], Nedlands (WA)

2014 Spring Unveiled, Hyatt Regency, Perth (WA)

2014 Artitude, Crown Metropol, Perth (WA)

2013 Amnesty International Group Exhibition, Fremantle Arts Centre, Fremantle (WA)

2012 Amnesty International Group Exhibition, Fremantle Arts Centre, Fremantle (WA)

2012 Inspired by [Opening speech], Moores Contemporary Gallery, Fremantle (WA)

2011 Make Friend VII [curated], Norfolk Basement, Fremantle (WA)

2007 Celebriart [with Alicia Gorey], Crown Metropol, Perth (WA)

2007 Great deck chair auction, Deck Chair Theatre, Fremantle (WA)

2006 Great deck chair auction, Deck Chair Theatre, Fremantle (WA)


Aloft Hotel, Xanadu Wines, Otherside Brewing Co, Black Brewing Co, TOMS Shoes, McDonalds, OTIS Eyewear, Relative Magazine


Australian Art Magazine, Australian Art Collector, Academy For Men Magazine, Artabase (online), Augusta-Margaret River Times, Augusta-Margaret River Mail (online), Box Magazine, Broadsheet Magazine (online), Complete Homes Magazine, Community News, Contemporary Magazine (online), C-Net (online), Daily Art Fix (online), Daily Imprint (online), Houses Magazine, Its Now Cool (online), Insite Magazine, Kurve Magazine, Lost at E-Minor (online), Love Freo Website, Perth Now (online), Relative Magazine, Scoop Magazine, Sunday Times Magazine, Sunday Times Home, Sunday Times Prestige Property, The Age (online), The Boyfriend Shirt (online), The Rabbithole (online), The West Australian, Threadless Magazine, WA Today (online), Western Suburbs Weekly, X-Press Magazine


2008 “Spencertive – The Art of David Spencer”, by Buratti Fine Art


George Negus Tonight (ABCTV), Blackswan Portraiture Prize Interview, Gallery Watch (WTV)

Artwork leased to Riverstone Homes (WA)


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