I am currently a (very) mature Fine Art student at Bath Spa University, having decided that I wanted to return to learning after a number of years teaching. I have a blog, that also covers my teaching and graphic design interests is here: http://stephenspicer.blogspot.com
The motivation for this change is wanting to do something that is challenging for me, and after many years as a freelance graphic designer, I wanted to do something different, something that would further my interests in sculpture and interactive art.
My current work is around the themes of interactive devices and mechanisms. Machines have been a constant source of inspiration, from the Heath Robinson type devices he drew many years ago (and still is) to the steampunk images and complex mechanisms that now inform him.
I’ve been drawing pictures, designing publications and showing other people how to do the same as long as I can remember.
I’ve been both a freelancer and employed in these capacities over the last 30 years, in which time I have gained a lot of experience in print, digital publishing and media.
I graduated with the London Certificate in Art and Design from Chelsea School of Art London in 1976, and worked in commercial art more-or-less since.
Have also undertaken other artistic enterprises, although I have rarely exhibited, although I have work on permanent show at Zac’s Place in Swansea and has featured many magazine, annual reports and other publications that have used my work. He has also done large scale community art pieces, notably for the Greenbelt festival.