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About the Artist 

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On Mappleton Beach

I find that there is no substitute for direct observation. I paint best when I am immersed in the landscape that I am painting. There are colours and subtleties in nature that are so extraordinary that the human mind has little chance of recreating them in the studio. The direct effects of light and atmosphere can only ever be hinted at in a painting but there is a greater chance of capturing them if one is observing carefully from life.”

Angie Spencer was born and grew up in Scarborough, North Yorkshire in 1959 and now lives in Stroud where she has her studio. She graduated with a BA in Fine Art at the University of Gloucestershire in 2004 and is currently represented by Spencer House Gallery in Tetbury. Originally trained as a printmaker, Angie now works full time as an oil painter.

She works mainly ‘en plein air’ and draws inspiration from the Romantic painters and their approach to the landscape. 


Her year long project to paint the River Frome on its 25 mile journey from Source to Severn was the subject of a 2023 feature in Cotswold Life written by the editor, Candia McKormack, entitled 'A Relationship with the River'. You can read it here

She is currently working on a year long artist's residency at the Painswick Rococo Garden in Gloucestershire (2023 - 24)

She is also an amateur classical violinist and currently holds the position of Leader of the Stroud Symphony Orchestra, as well as playing in the Capriol Chamber Orchestra  and in a string quartet.


  • BA (Hons) Fine Art Printmaking, University of Gloucestershire 2004

  • Access Course, Stoud College 2001

  • A level Art 1978

  • O level Art 1976



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