In 1922 Spencer started teaching at The Ruskin School of Art (University of Oxford). and Lady Ottoline Morrell, with whom Spencer was friendly since before the war,] found him a room in the village of Garsington near Oxford. Morel offered him easy access to her own house, Garsington Manor, which was frequented by many illustrious guests including the Bloomsbury set. While living there, Spencer painted Trees at Garsington (Ashmolean Museum, Oxford), Garsington Roofs and The Sheep Fold at Upper Farm which are described by Catherine Martineau as having a characteristic directness of line and clarity of colour.
Trees at Garsington, Ashmolean Museum, Oxford