M. Scott Phifer has become one of Springfield, Missouri’s premiere up and coming artists.  Born and raised in Missouri.  He attended State Fair Community College in Sedalia before moving to Springfield.  Since moving to Springfield in the 90s he has studied privately, honing his natural abilities.  He has won multiple awards and participated in several group shows in Springfield and St. Louis.

Working with soft pastels, he has produced a large collection of very colorful and imaginative work.  He still works in many media and hopes to continue learning and changing.

In October 2008, he moved to the Phillipines for 6 months.  He was able to complete several pieces while out of the country.  Since returning to the U.S. he has taken some time to process the changes.






2002  Romance to Romanticism group show at Keyes Gallery, Springfield, MO

2003  Romance to Romanticism group show at Keyes Gallery, Springfield, MO

2005  Good Girl Art Gallery, Springfield, MO

2006  January and February featured artist in Pen and Ink at Park Central Gallery, Springfield, MO

2007  Solo show, The Moxie Theatre, Springfield, MO

2007  Art as Consciousness Group Show, Gallerie M, Manchester, MO

2007  Holiday Open House, Gallerie M, Manchester, MO

2008  February featured artist, Nonna’s Italian American Café, Springfield, MO

2008  Ozark Empire Fair Non Professional

2008  Missouri State Fair, Open Professional Division

2008  August and September featured artist, Mudhouse, Springfield, MO

2008  October, group show, Coffee Ethics, Springfield, MO

2010  April and May featured artist, After Dark, Springfield, MO

2010  Juried show, Sulard Art Market, St. Louis, MO

2010  June-November, Gallerie M, Manchester, MO



2001  Missouri State Fair, Open Amateur Division

2008  Ozark Empire Fair, third place Drawing/print, Non-figurative

2008  Ozark Empire Fair, first place Miniature painting/drawing



Private Collections

Meredith Flenner, Springfield, MO

Gary and Judy Flenner, Joplin, MO

Christopher Gerkey, Chicago, IL

Matt Scott, Irvine, CA

Elias Anderson, CA

Brian King, Springfield, MO

Kim Prescott, Springfield, MO

Chrissy Coleman, Nixa, MO

Geneva Coffman, Fordland, MO

Robert Radford, Springfield, MO

Patric Butler, Springfield, MO

Kimberly Watkins, Ava, MO

Selissa Leonard, Springfield, MO

Gerald and Becky Tarbutton, Springfield, MO

Wanda Harris, Sprinfield, MO

Al Miller, Springfield, MO

Angel Dillon, Branson, MO

Jerry Roland and Will Harris, Joplin, MO

Krystal Nace, Monett, MO

Natalie Mauller-Smith, Joplin, MO

Stephanie and Joe McMillan, Springfield, MO