Spencer was born and raised in Miami, Florida where he graduated from Florida International University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts. His majors were in painting, photography, and ceramics. The artist is equally accomplished working with watercolors, acrylics, and sculpting medias.
Most of Spencer’s paintings have one or two reoccurring elements, rust, and weathered wood. He explores how the forces of nature, such as water, wind, and, more importantly, time alters things. His paintings of old barns, houses, trucks, and cars tell stories of how natural processes gives manmade, inanimate objects a life — and death — all of their own.
The artist has done public and private commissions including pieces for Walt Disney World, and The Venetian Resort in Las Vegas. Spencer likes to show his work in the annual Bozeman Sweet Pea Festival Of The Arts where he has won numerous awards including a Best Of Show in 2016 for his painting “Moving Right On In”.
Spencer rejoices in his Montana backyard, filled with an abundance of old buildings and other treasures yet to be discovered –subjects for future paintings that should keep him busy. Spencer Simons is currently represented by The Dancing Buffalo Gallery in Virginia City, Montana.
Spencer’s piece, “Mr. Guffey’s Legacy” was awarded a blue ribbon in the Sweet Pea juried show this summer. It is on display in our lobby at this time.