David Stribbling

David Stribbling

David Stribbling was born in 1955 in Middlesex, England and had an interest in art from an early age which developed during my school years. Since then I have had experience in interior design and electrical retail management and in 1978 moved to Preston, Lancashire (about 35 miles from Liverpool) where I still live with my wife and three daughters.

I began painting full-time in 1985 and soon realized I had the “knack” of creating likenesses of people and animals and fairly quickly established myself as a portrait painter, supplying pictures to galleries and private collections world-wide.

In 1989, eager to try new things, I began painting a wider diversity of subject matter including aviation, sporting and wildlife and the subsequent acclaim for this work led me to open my own art gallery in Preston. After 6 years running the gallery I began to feel a little bogged down by the day to day running of the retail side and not spending enough time with brush and easel. So in 1996 I closed the gallery and set up a small studio in the attic at home and concentrated on doing some serious painting.

I have always been asked to produce portraits of pets – cats, dogs horses etc and it was from this that I began painting other wildlife
subjects, particularly African and the “big cats”. I now feel priviliged to consider myself a wildlife artist and never cease to be
amazed and delighted to see the canvas come to life before my eyes.

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