Bill Briggs, of Nashville TN, has, for over 67 years, had a creative spark!
I knew from a early age I enjoyed working with my hands. Give me a pencil and paper, hammer, wood or cardboard, I would be occupied for hours making things. Little did I know how important that would be in my life's mission.
After high school, I joined the Tennessee Army National Guard while attending Western Kentucky University, graduating in 1975 with a degree in Mass Communication. From 1977-81, I attended The Harris School of Art where I refined my art skills. During my tenure I was able to travel to Europe with my art teacher. Needless to say that was a life changing experience.
My first job as a artist was to produce a multimedia laser light show at the Sudekum Planetarium in The Adventure Science Center in Nashville..
My next career move came in 1983, when I went to work for The Nashville Network (TNN), a country music cable television station, located in the Opryland and Grand Ole Opry Complex.
I was the artist/set designer/carpenter for the next 11 years. I worked on the sets of Hee Haw, The Grand Ole Opry, Country Music Awards, videos and commercials. Trade shows for Mazda, Toyota, Honda, World Soccer Championship, were a sampling of projects I was involved with.
In 1994, I decided it was time to pursue my art career to the next level. Briggs Art Studio was formed. I specialize in custom wall murals, fine art paintings,
custom furniture, faux finishes, exhibits,
signs and automotive restoration.
My subject matter and painting styles cover a wide spectrum, from fine detail of a oil portrait, free flowing abstracts, 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 for transforming a room or adding that special piece of art to an area.
I reside with my wonderful wife of 32 years, Denise, in Mount Juliet, TN. I would have not been able to have had this wonderful art career with out her love and support.
Take a few minutes to enjoy my site and contact me with any questions or comments.
This is the painting that gave me the confidence that I needed, to venture out on my own in 1994. It hung proudly in the lobby of The Grand Ole Opry for years. I made reproduction prints, puzzles, and coffee mugs from it.
Now, twenty five years later , I am still painting. I guess it's my life's calling.
This is another one of my favorite paintings.
It was my final art project in art school.
Here I am standing next to, "Leonardo's Gift",