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Scott William Simmons is an artist and author based in Rhode Island. A painter, Scott utilizes a singular palate and style on a wide range of subjects.  For the past fifteen years, Scott has successfully shown his work and has been represented by galleries in Provincetown, Massachusetts, and Providence, Rhode Island. As an author, Scott brings the same vibrancy found on his canvases to his written works.

Particularly active in the visual arts community of Rhode Island, Scott is a current member of the Providence Art Club, Wickford Art Association, and the Foundry Artists Association. He has served on the Education Committee of the Providence Art Club since 2018, and formerly served as Chairperson of both Marketing and Membership for the Foundry Artists Association. Scott is also a member of the Association of Rhode Island Authors. He is a past member of the Provincetown Art Association and Museum, the Guild of Natural Science Illustration, and the Rhode Island Watercolor Society. 

Scott has exhibited widely and is currently represented by Dryden Galleries in Providence. His works are held in private collections throughout the Northeast and beyond. Scott earned his Certificate in Natural Science Illustration as well as his Certificate in Drawing and Painting Studies at the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD). He holds his Associates Degree in Fine and Studio Arts from Bristol Community College in Fall River, Massachusetts.

"As an artist, I am fascinated with all aspects of painting. And over the years this medium has become a vehicle to investigate my curiosity. Constantly experimenting, I enjoy exploring the possibilities of color, composition, light, technique, theme and style. Whether examining the ambience of a Cape sunset, capturing the correct hues for red Adirondack chairs, or telling a story in an illustration, I pursue topics that interest me and strive to constantly refresh my work. Even when repeating a theme or composition, my goal is to convey novelty and excitement. In addition to this sense of newness, I would like my individual paintings to be appreciated for their detail, intricacy, and richness of color. Painting is a vibrant language, and for me, the enjoyment is in looking for interesting ways to speak it."

Current Representation

Dryden Gallery Providence Picture Frame, Providence, RI 2015 – present 


Past Representation

Picture This, Providence, RI 1996 – 2015

Lyman-Eyer Gallery, Provincetown, MA 2013 – 2015 

Narrowland Gallery Chatham, MA 2012 – 2015

Sarah Jessica Fine Art, Provincetown, MA 2000 – 2011 


Current Associations

The Foundry Artists Association 2008 – present 

  • Membership Chairperson 2014 – 2018 

  • Marketing Chairperson 2011 – 2014

The Providence Art Club 2006 – 2010 and 2015 – present 

  • Education Committee Member 2018 – present 

Wickford Art Association 1997 – 2008 and 2019 – present 

Association of Rhode Island Authors 2019 - present


Past Associations

Provincetown Art Association and Museum 2012 – 2014

Guild of Natural Science Illustration 2006 – 2008 

Rhode Island Watercolor Society 1997 – 2008 


Gallery Exhibitions

2019 Wickford Art Association "Furs, Feathers, Fins"

2016 - 2018 The Providence Art Club Little Pictures Show

2013 Spring Bull Gallery Fakes & Forgeries Show

2011 A New Leaf – images on Gold Leaf One Person Show

2007 Wickford Art Association Gallery Members’ Show “Belle Fleur”

Providence Art Club New Members’ Show

Providence Art Club Members’ Show

Attleboro Museum Art Exhibition Open Show

2006 Design Within Reach One Person Show

Guild of Natural Science Illustrators Group Illustrators Show

2005   Rhode Island Watercolor Society Three Person Show

2004 Abode Providence, Rhode Island Two Person Show

2000 Wickford Art Association Gallery Members’ Show

Wickford Art Association Gallery Three person Show

Expressions VI Exhibition Group Show

1999 Expressions V Exhibition Group Show

Rhode Island Watercolor Society Three Person Show



Conventions and Shows

2019 North East Comic Con Gaming & Fan/Pop Art

2007 - 2018 The Foundry Holiday Show Group Artists Show

2015 - 2016 Temple Con Gaming & Fan Art

2015 - 2016 Rainbow Book Fair LGBT Authors – New York, NY

2015 - 2017 Flame Con LGBT Fan Fiction & Art

2015 - 2017 Bear Market LGBT Event – Provincetown, MA

2015 - 2017 Boston Comic Con Fan Fiction & Art

2015 - 2016 Rhode Island Comic Con Fan Fiction & Art

2014 Rhode Island Book Expo 

Rhode Island Comic Con Fan Fiction & Art



"Choices Made - A Tale of the Gwerin" Published Fall of 2013

"Broken Ties" Published Fall of 2015

"The Chosen" Published Spring of 2019

"Retribution" To Be Published



    Certificate, Drawing and Painting Studies, Rhode Island School of Design

    Certificate, Natural Science Illustration, Rhode Island School of Design

    Associate’s Degree, Fine and Studio Art, Bristol Community College

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