Spencer Hyde
Artist/
Painter

Spencer Hyde

Painter

Bio

About 20 years ago, Spencer began painting houses alongside working with Technology. He is in every sense of the word – a hacker. It wasn't until recent years that his desire to paint moved to painting on canvas. Coming from an IT background, and spending so much time on a computer had a seriously geeky effect on him, but he survived.
The more he grows, and the older he becomes, the more he realizes that life is all about balance. But sometimes, in order to achieve that balance, we have to go full tilt in one di-rection. That is how his recent explosion of creativity came to be. He feels that it’s very important to have a creative outlet, and to push the envelope when doing so.
Spencer meticulously paints his soul into every inch of his work. He has spent months, and even years on some of them. If you look carefully, you’ll notice that he has hidden shapes, figures, and images within some of them, especially in his paintings and digital art. He says that some of them are on purpose, and some are not. Sometimes, your mind does the work, and only the viewer knows what they truly see.
He has also spent the last 30 years of his life on a computer, taking pictures, using Pho-toshop, and painting on and off. The majority of his free time is now spent by finding a creative outlet or preparing for his next piece. Spencer is considered by many to be an industry expert in the world of technology, but he wants to change professions at some point to being a full-time artist.

"It’s true, I am one of the most meticulous (yet laid back) people you will ever meet. That being said, when it comes to my work, -whatever its type- I normally find the most inter-esting way to do it. I love creating things that captivate the imagination. Things that you can look at for hours, and get lost in. Some call it luck; some call it chance. The truth is it’s neither. It’s hard-work, dedication, adaptation, and diversification. It’s a deeply seeded drive to do my very best every single time with absolutely everything I have. I can’t make it go away, and I don’t want to. I put an extreme amount of methodology and meticulous-ness into everything I do, especially my art. But I also like to have fun while doing it!”

“There is no message, no hidden meaning, and no story behind any of my work worth sharing. I simply create my works with the intention of getting lost in them. However, most of the time when I pick up a paintbrush, it’s because I’m going through something. When certain things around me turn toxic, I pick up a paintbrush to make my life and my surroundings more beautiful. Then, the opposite of what I’m going through causes the love of God to flow from my soul through the paintbrush or mouse and keyboard, and then I’m at peace after seeing what happens, and what I have created. I don’t even think about it while doing it. It just happens. When I create, it is always a spiritual experience.”

Artworks