Ambassador of the Week: Spencer Meagher

Meet Spencer Meagher, this week’s top American Watercolor Weekly Ambassador!

“Spring Day in Femme Osage” – Femme Osage is a quaint village in rural southern Missouri. A visit there is like stepping back in time. I’ve painted there many times, but on this particular day the sun was bright, saturating the landscape and creating rich shadows of violet hue.

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.

“Standing Tall” – Painted en plein air at Paint the Point in Mineral Point, WI, my goal for this painting was to capture the majesty of this beautiful old barn.

Spencer’s work has taken tops awards in art competitions around the country, and has been exhibited in many notable galleries. His paintings have been featured in publications such as, PleinAir Magazine and the PleinAir Today newsletter. He has also been mentioned in numerous online articles.

“Twilight’s Approach” – This classroom demonstration was painted from a photo taken on one of my visits to Grand Marais, MN. The colors, lighting and atmosphere in along the North Shore are second to none.

Spencer has studied with renowned artists Alvaro Castagnet, Graham Berry, John P. Lasater IV, Joseph Fettingis, Lon Brauer, M. Shawn Cornell, and Sterling Edwards.

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Kelly Kane
PleinAir Magazine and American Watercolor Weekly Editor-in-Chief With more than 20 years experience in art publishing, Kelly Kane has served previously as Editor-in-Chief of Watercolor Artist magazine and Content Director for The Artist’s Magazine, Drawing, Acrylic Artist, and Pastel Journal. She has interviewed many of the preeminent artists of our time and written numerous articles about painting, drawing, art education and art history. She is now the Editor-in-Chief of PleinAir Magazine and the American Watercolor Weekly newsletter. Click here to send her an email.

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