Simone Renee Spruce-Torres is a contemporary representational artist who creates a rich variety of multicultural portraits and figures placed in distinctive interiors and exteriors, creating a sense of time and place to engage her audience. Her mediums of choice are acrylic paint and graphite pencil. Spruce-Torres has exhibited in galleries as well as museums, colleges and universities, art centers, libraries and churches. She has been told that when people experience her work, they feel a powerful sense of awareness, encouragement and enlightenment.
My purpose as an artist is to use my art as a vehicle to raise awareness of social issues and to bring about social change.
My mission is to create art that inspires individuals to take action and seek justice, raise consciousness, touch lives and give voice to those groups who are marginalized.
Many of my images contain symbolism, but the inclusion is merely a means to more vividly convey my message. Political, religious and social issues are the predominant subjects that command my attention.”
The exhibition was part of Bristol-Warren Art Night Gallery & Open Studio Tours. This RWU-Bristol collaboration is spearheaded by the Office of University Relations, and Associate Vice President Peter Wilbur.