David Briggs
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  • Lisburn, Co. Antrim
  • United Kingdom

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Hi there folks,


Just to say hello to everyone and looking forward to using the "Colony". I paint for my own pleasure but do take occasional commissions for suitable subjects. My main interest is in transport related subjects, especially railways, and I work in acrylics on canvas boards, usually in the 36" x 24" type range. I am self taught and have always enjoyed drawing, and initially watercolours, but realised what I had been missing when I "discovered" acrylics,- what a wonderful medium!


I am based in Northern Ireland where I have lived and worked all my life (until I got the opportunity for early retirement in 2006) and enjoy a wide range of hobbies, from woodwork , vehicle restoration and motorcycles to local history - and most things in between!


I will post some photographs of me and my work shortly. I am about to start on a commission this coming week at the Downpatrick & County Down Railway -www.downrail.co.uk- on a rather large mural spread over two large doors in the new carriage viewing gallery, each door is 12.5 feet wide by 15.5 feet tall, so I maybe sometime, and if it comes out successfully I will post some photos in due course. Look forward to seeing everyone elses work particularly if anyone shares an interest in my favourite subjects.


Cheers for now


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At 5:04pm on March 22, 2018, P.J Fields said…

Hi David,just had a look at your artwork,it is truly outstanding!Looking at all those 50's& 60'sbuses and trucks brings back memories for me.My family is from Armagh & Belfast,moved to Canada in March,1970.My late father was a truck driver starting in the late 40's with UTA,Ulster Transport Authority,then later NIC,Northern Ireland Carriers in the heavy haulage division.I was there with my son for two weeks in February in lovely Spring like  weather.My first time back in 30 years,much improved roads system all over Ireland.We got lucky and flew home on Feb,27th from Frankfort,Just ahead of "The Beast From The East".  take care,P.J.

At 3:13pm on February 1, 2017, Paul Alan Roth said…

Hello David,

Especially love the trains. Your realism is fantastic!

At 9:20am on December 24, 2013, sharon oppenheimer said…

Hi,David  Sorry it took awhile to respond to your request.Things get a little crazy this time of the year LOL The pleasure is mine! I love your work and look forward to getting to know you and your art much better over the coming New Year. Have a wonderful Holiday !!

At 3:23pm on December 14, 2013, Pat said…

Thank you for the friend request David. Love your artwork!

At 9:28am on October 1, 2012, Vishal Harshey said…

Awesome gallery ...

Your every artwork is mind blowing . You are really inspirational to me !!  <(")

At 4:42am on June 25, 2012, Iveta Autratová said…

David, thank you sooo mcuh for your beautiful comment, yes I love animals really much :o))), your pictures, trains and places are stunning, love them too !!

At 11:21am on September 12, 2011, Anne Ch. said…

Hello David, 

Your artwork is really excelent! I can´t believe, that it´s only pictures, because everything looks so real! I am looking forward on your future artwork. Good luck :)

At 5:32am on September 4, 2011, Thaneeya McArdle said…

Hi David, and welcome to the Art Colony!  I hope you enjoy the site - there's a lot to explore here, so have a look around and make yourself at home. You'll find plenty of art and inspiration!

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