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Art With A Point

Through the years I have worked with many media types and styles. Much of my art revolves around oils and canvas and is influenced by the masters of art history. 

I’ve been fortunate to receive many art commissions in my career. You can view permanent work at such locations as: H&R BLOCK Headquarters,  Boone HospitalWabash Bus Station and many private collections.

After three years of college and no major, I finally told my parents, “If I don’t do Art I’ll regret it the rest of my life.” They responded “Just get a degree!” I received my BFA in Fine Arts from the University of Missouri-St. Louis and Master of Fine Arts from University of Missouri-Columbia.

While a graduating college senior I landed my first commission at Cicero's Music Venue. Upon graduation I flipped a coin whether to move to Chicago, Il or Columbia, MO. The winner was Columbia, Missouri.

Again, fortune smiled on me. I landed a commission at Addison's Restaurant in downtown Columbia. Flush with funds I took off to tour the Art Museums of Europe. After three months the money ran out and I returned to Columbia. I met my future wife Lisa and opened a gallery/studio in an alleyway in downtown Columbia.

Alleyway Arts was born.  There I created works for public and private businesses and collectors.  At Alleyway Arts we hosted many monthly gallery openings for local artists during Columbia’s Artrageous Friday events. I also taught at the University of Missouri for 5 years as an adjunct faculty member.

In 2011 we relocated the studio into our new home. It provided the perfect sunlit space not available in the old location. I now work with the Missouri Department of Conservation as their exhibit editor and designer. I continue to freelance and enjoy life with my wife and three children.

Artist Statement - David Spear

August 22, 2021

VISUAL ARTIST (muralist/illustrator, graphic/exhibit designer) 

I have never stayed with one particular “style” for a long period of time. I graduated with a “general degree” in fine arts from the University of Missouri where I studied painting, photography, and graphic design. This variety has proven to be invaluable in my professional career.
In graduate school at University of Missouri I extended my skills by creating graphics, paintings, films, and a fictitious artist who melded historical paintings with contemporary events.

My strategy is to push boundaries, avoid being type-cast and adapt to projects as I develop a broader range of artistic roles. I like keeping my art fresh and evolving. 


“As a youngster I admired the career of Josée Oquendo. Josée was a switch hitter for the Cardinals who played every position on the diamond in 1988. He was the first to do so since 1918. He may not have completely excelled in every position but who knew the game better than Josée?” 

"As an exhibit designer for the Missouri Department of Conservation, I am privileged to work on a huge assortment of projects for locations around the state. I get to create murals, paintings, graphics and interactive displays. I love this as I get to work with a talented team and am constantly learning to use my talents to support conservation and the environment.”  

“The communicative possibilities of the visual arts are remarkable. Consider 32,000 years ago someone was painting bison and handprints on the Chauvet Cave in France and then was communicating it to us today. That was a long … long time ago.” 

“I am continually impressed and inspired by the talents of past and contemporary artists.  I love visiting museums, galleries, and studios. The St. Louis Art Museum (SLAM) has been my home base since I was a kid. As many times as I have been, I always see and learn something new.”


My Story



Public Art

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To View Public Art Projects

Columbia Sports Fieldhouse

Boone Hospital - 2006 & 2011

Blind Boone Mural

Shiloh Station

Wabash Bus Station

H & R Block Corporate Offices


The Brew Brothers



MKT Poster Series

Jefferson High School

Traffic Box

Tribute To Blind Boone Poster

Cicero's Music Venue


Missouri Department Of Conservation

Tigers on the Prowl

Nick & Jakes

What People Are Saying ...

"I love the energy in your painting; the juxtaposition of ideas that harmonize and are relevant to the community of Salem and Dent County. I love that our community is embracing it and that people are proud to ask others to come drive by and look at it! 
God has blessed you with amazing talent and a kind heart for people. Thanks for sharing that with us! Tana K ... 8/10/23

Your artwork is inspirational and inclusive of the area! As I watch the ONCRC building transform into an explosion of everything our rural and city communities offer, I tingle with excitement. I am a transplant to this area of 12 years. I have grown to be an active part of the community and consider Salem, my roots. Thank you for sharing your talent with us, all the visitors we have come through WILL be in absolute awe over the incredible mural on the ONCRC building."  Michelle S ... 8/1/23

"Columbia Rising ... Astoundingly simple but deeply complicated! Such a feast for the eyes!" Ben T ... 2/26/23

"I've always enjoyed your stylistic subject matter which is eye catching, going back to the beginnings of Roots n' Blues BBQ handbills.  Your pallet is also cheerful.  For me, it's an enjoyable mix of Robert Crumb and Thomas Hart Benton.  Keep up the good work and hope you never leave Columbia".  Bart B ... 2/1/23

"I enjoy your style first and foremost - most of your pieces seem to come with their own soundtrack, the visual rhythm is so mesmerizing. Your storytelling is also engaging, especially with your larger scale pieces or murals. I look forward to your emails. Thank you." Suzanne L ... 1/2/23

"Your artwork is so impressive! Speaks volumes on all levels, as I sit here and look at your art it makes me reflect on life, your artwork is so beautiful and powerful. Thank you for sharing your beautiful pieces." -Jason H … 2/11/22

"Amazing artistry! I hear the song! 🎵"  -Rosemary C ...  4/21/21

"Just incredible!" -Michael W … 6/22/21

"Fantastic work!" –Lori B … 5/21/21

"The nostalgia is a big factor for me. I love the fluidity in your work as well." - Karen S ... 10/22/22

"Your paintings are absolutely magical. You might be my favorite visual artist in Missouri and I like it all." - Matt F ... 11/16/22

"Why I like your artworks. I love the stories that they tell. I love the works that show historic local places, and how you put real people in them. … I think my favorite piece is your Blind Boone mural. I love the enthusiasm for life that your work shows and the great sense of community and caring your works exude." Lorrie ... 1/19/23

"I have a strong connection to soul, R@B, blues, reggae ,and jazz. Your art brings their music love to life! It's beautiful! Authentic!" ... Canaan C  ...  1/23/23

Tribute to Blind Boone Mural - I drove around this today and my 7 year old whispered in awe “Mom. It’s perfect 7/3/21






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