David Wiggs

David is a Sydney based artist with a studio in Brookvale. He studied art at Seaforth TAFE Art College, completing a Diploma in Fine Art majoring in painting and a Post Graduate Certificate in Drawing.


David has grown up around Sydney’s harbour and beaches, surfing and exploring the natural beauty of his home and surrounding coast and country.

“It seems like a natural progression as an artist to paint and produce work in this landscape given that is where I have always spent my time”.

Most of his painting and drawing is done in the landscape or plein air, painting on site on the beaches, the harbour, the bush and out in the country.

The work is a response to the subject before him….in the moment. The movement of the water, the energy and theatre of the beach, the bridge, the harbour, the silence and power of the land and bush. And the beauty of the animals at the zoo.

“When you connect with the subject and bypass thought, painting is a special thing. It gets you closer”.

David has participated in many exhibitions and won numerous awards including:

  • Winner Northbridge Art Prize 2017

  • Finalist Hunters Hill Art Prize 2017

  • Finalist Northern Beaches Art Prize 2017

  • Finalist Mission to Seafarers Art Prize 2017 & 2016

  • Finalist Gosford Art Prize 2017 & 2016

  • FinalistWarringah Art Prize 2016