Victor at mural

Victor Spink studied at Wimbledon School of Art, part-time and full time, between 1952 and 1957, being tutored by sculptors Freda Skinner and James Turner, and qualifying in Sculpture gaining an NDD (Special level).

After a two year enforcement of National Service in the Army as a Hospital Cook he studied for three years at the Royal Academy Schools in Burlington Gardens, London, and gained a Cert. R.A.S. in sculpture and two Bronze medals.

A job with a team conserving medieval wall paintings in English Churches and Cathedrals was followed by short spells of part-time drawing posts at Southampton School of Art and Warsash Navigational Training College.

The next post was Art Teacher at a Southampton secondary school and this was followed by employment as a supply pottery teacher at a showcase London Comprehensive School during the "swinging sixties". The last job in full-time arts was technician to eight art rooms at the same Comprehensive.

Chertsey Museum provided employment and living accommodation for his growing family for 16 years while Victor became involved on the fringes of politics, and served on various amenity, history, film and arts committees in the life of the town chairing some, and giving talks and demonstrations.

Art works of this period include political cartoons, for a Liberal weekly, pen and watercolours of people's houses, murals, book illustration, portraits, including one of a senior Scottish politician, life drawings, puppets, carnival floats, wall plaques and dummy boards, mosaics, and tutoring Sculpture at Adult Education.

Victor Spink is now an active Hon' Vice Chairman of the Friends of Chertsey Museum, and serves on the Runnymede Arts Development Steering Group committee, and as part of the "Entente Cordial" 2004 organised reciprocal art exhibitions with Runnymede's town twin of Joinville-le-Pont, France.

Victor and Nicky have three grown up daughters and now live in Surrey where he works in a riverside studio and workshop on the River Wey.