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BIO

Bill Briggs - Nashville Area Artist - Murals, Paintings, Portraits

As a native of Donelson, Tennessee (a suburb of Nashville),
I have, over fifty years, had a creative spark!

I knew from an early age I wanted to create with my hands. Give me pencil and paper, hammer, wood or cardboard and I would be occupied for hours drawing and making things. Little did I know how important that would be in my life’s mission…

My love for art also turned into the love of the automobile, which has played a major part of my life.  I have owned and restored nearly forty autos since my high school years, starting out with a $400 Model T Ford.

From 1970 – 1976 I served in the Tennessee Army National Guard while attending Western Kentucky University, graduating with a degree in Television Production and Advertising.  From 1977 – 1981 I attended the Harris School of Art where I refined my art skills.  During my tenure, I sold an old car and was able to travel to Europe to study art. It was a life changing experience.

After school, my first job as an artist was to produce a multimedia laser light show in the Sudekum Planetarium at the Cumberland Museum in Nashville for the next 2-1/2 years.

From 1983 – 1994 I worked for The Nashville Network (TNN), a country music cable television station located in the Opryland Theme Park and Grand Ole Opry complex as an artist/designer and carpenter. Listed below are some of the many shows I have worked on:

- The Grand Ole Opry                                 - Hee Haw
- Country Music Awards                             - CMT
- Johnny Cash Show                                   - Bob Hope Christmas Special
- Nashville Now                                            - Crook and Chase
- Video Shows                                            - ASCAP Awards
- Fan Fair

I have also worked on many trade shows:

- Mazda                                                        - Toyota
- Honda                                                        -   Dr. Pepper
- Sherwin Williams                                     -  World Aerobic Championship
- World Soccer Championship
 

In 1994, I decided it was time to pursue my art career; specializing in custom wall murals, paintings, custom furniture, graining and finishes, exhibits, signs and auto restoration.

My subject matter and painting styles cover a wide spectrum, from fine detail of an oil portrait, free flowing abstracts to beautiful wildlife, automobiles and historical events.

The old term “Variety is the Spice of Life” is seen throughout my paintings. I enjoy discussing with my clients their needs and ideas for transforming a room into another world through my art to get the maximum visual experience on any budget or deadline.

I reside with my wife Denise in Mt. Juliet, Tennessee, a suburb of Nashville along with our cat, Truxton.

Take a few minutes to enjoy my site and contact me with any questions or comments.

My love of art and automobiles started at an early age.

Thanks,

Bill Briggs

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