Artist and Collaborator Tarron Spencer

Welcome to Humans of Weston. We are delighted to have you here, so let’s get to know you better…

Firstly tell us a bit about yourself in a sentence or two…

Now a few questions:

How would you describe your art?  

My artwork is surrealism based upon Sci-fi fantasy. It’s foundations are iconic leaders of the arts and historical events.

Was art a deliberate career choice?  

I’d say it was deliberate as I started my creativity from an early age during the 1970’s era.

What does your art say about you?  

The artwork I create has a meaning, a memory, a place, a story, even a poem and scripture. It is based around what I am today, what I’m feeling and my thought process.

What brought you to Weston?

My addiction brought me to recovery in Weston over 10 years ago.

How has Weston been a part of your creativity?

Weston has been a big part of my creativity by enrolling myself into the art programme under the umbrella of educational establishments i.e. College and University. 

Where are your favourite places in Weston to seek out inspiration? 

Sand Bay cliffs, Uphill Church overlooking the lake and boats and out towards Brean, also Libraries and Gallery exhibitions, plus working with other artists in various locations.

The Boatyard at Uphill Wharf, with a view of the Old Church of Saint Nicholas, Uphill.

Has anyone in Weston supported or influenced you? 

Yes. Martin Darcy (who is one of Weston super mare’s well known artists) and I got involved with one of his murals in town and the owner of Faces café – where I had been given art projects to do for their establishments (I’m still working on projects there).

What advice would you give to young artists in the town?

First and foremost would be pointing them into the right direction of College and University, but a good stepping stone right from the bottom would be to start at home, search on Internet then go out and travel to seek inspiration themselves at Galleries in Oxford, London, Cardiff and Bristol – where the Royal Bristol Academy of Arts Gallery hold events and competitions.

Royal West of England Academy has it’s 168ath Annual Open Exhibition 17th April – 9th May 2021

When they’re at their peak, involve themselves in their own personal art groups and maybe use eBay to sell work at auction, plus, most definitely create a studio within a place of their comfort zone – home would be the best bet. Also, search for well known artists around Somerset for sound advice.

What are you creating at the moment, or what is next?

I am doing several commissions in charcoal media. I have recently finished a project in town but not paid work – I’m just giving back to the people.

Mural to keyworkers, Collaboration by Martin D’Arcy et al. Photo credit: https://www.facebook.com/lin.toulcher/posts/10219063087062065

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