Spencer Meagher

About the Artist
Based in
Mt. Vernon, IL

Spencer Meagher first discovered his love for art as a young child. He found he was able to express himself through drawing and painting. He refined his skills over many decades with practice and dedication. As an adult, he has attended many workshops to gain a better understanding of his craft. Spencer now paints full time and travels all over the country attending competitions and shows, as well as teaching workshops. Spencer is a Plein Air and studio artist who works in watercolor, oil and acrylic. When he is not traveling he works out of his studio in Mt. Vernon, IL.
Spencer’s work has taken top awards in art competitions around the country, and has been exhibited in many notable galleries. His paintings have been featured in publications such as Southwest Art, Plein Air Magazine and Plein Air Today. He has also been mentioned in numerous online articles.
Spencer has studied with renowned artists Alvaro Castagnet, Graham Berry, John P.Lasater IV, Joseph Fettingis, Lon Brauer, M. Shawn Cornell and Sterling Edwards.


Artist's Statement

"Deep within my spirit lies a need to express myself that can only be realized through my art. My paintings are an enhanced glimpse into how I view the world around me. I tend to avoid the details and let the color and value tell the story."

Exhibitions and Events

2021 En Plein Air Texas, Third Place, Juror Tim Newton
2021 Central City Plein Air, First Place Quick Paint, Juror Lorenzo Chavez
2021 Steelville Plein Air, First and Second in Daily Awards
2021 Outdoor Painters Society Plein Air Southwest, Artists Choice, Award of Excellence - Juror Roger Dale Brown
2021 Augusta Plein Air, Second Place Acrylic, - Jurors Shawn Cornell, Lisa Ober, Bryan Haynes
2021 Shadows-On-The- Teche Plein Air, Quick Paint, First Place - Juror Kenn Backhaus
2021 Shrode Fine Art and Craft Competition, Best 2-Dimensional Piece - Juror Peter Olson
2021 Richeson Small Works Exhibition, Honorable Mention - Juror - Sherri Thomas
2021 Missouri Valley Impressionist Society Online Membership Show, 3rd Place - Juror - John Lasater
2020 Saint Louis Watercolor Society Big Splash Exhibition, Award of Recognition - Juror - Keiko Tanabe
2020 Albion Paint Out, Best of Show
2020 The Gateway International Painting Competition, Finalist - July- Patrick Saunders
2020 First Place (2x), Second Place (2x), Steelville Plein Air, Steelville, MO - August- Multiple Judges
2020 Third Place, Missouri Valley Impressionist Society Show - Kim Casebeer
2020 Outstanding Acrylic, Boldbrush Competition - June
2020 Finalist, The Gateway International Painting Competition - May- Debra Keirce
2019 Second Place, Carmel On Canvas, Carmel, IN - Juror Shawn Kreuger
2019 Terrie & Lezlie Heath Purchase Award, Carmel On Canvas, Carmel, IN
2019 Award of Merit, Paint Grand Traverse, Traverse City, MI -  George Van Hook, Juror
2019 Second Place, Quick Paint, Paint Grand Traverse, Traverse City, MI -  Art Martin, Juror
2019 The Gateway International Painting Competition, Finalist - May -  Robin Williamson, Juror
2019 Second Place & Honorable Mention Daily Competition, Steelville, MO - Joseph Orr, Juror
2019 First Place Daily Competition, Steelville, MO - Jane Mudd, Juror
2019 First Place Mixed Media, Second Place Acrylic - Augusta Plein Air - Augusta, MO - Vic Brown, Lisa Ober, Shawn Cornell, Jurors
2019 OPS Plein Air South West - Artists Choice - Peer Artist Jurors
2019 OPS Plein Air South West - Award of Distinction - David Santillanes, Juror

2022 Make More Art Podcast, YouTube, iTunes, Spotify
2021 Southwest Art Magazine, May Issue, Vol., 50. N0. 10, Pg. 55, "Plein Air Southwest
2020 Ranch & Rural Living Magazine, October Issue, Vol. 102, No. 1, pg. 28, "En Plein Air"
2020 Southwest Art Magazine, October Issue, Vol. 50., No. 50, Pg 22, "In The Heart of Americana"
2018 Plein Air Today, Jan. 1st, "Painting Tanks and Militaria at Fort Leonard Wood" - Contributing Author