An art studio by the side of the road – Briscoe’s Arthentic draws attention

Carl Gilchrist, Gleaner Writer


IT WAS the 19th-century poet, Sam Walter Foss, who wrote: “Let me live in a house by the side of the road. And be a friend to man.”

Thirty-one-year-old St Mary-born artist Gary Briscoe could have been influenced by that poem, as he has built an art studio by the side of the road in Drax Hall, St Ann, painting and selling his work to passers-by.

The self-taught artist from Tower Isle had his first studio in that town, but his new location is attracting more sales and a lot more attention.

He has been creating pictures for more than half his life, he told The Gleaner on Wednesday.

“I started painting from I was 10 years old,” Briscoe said, pausing from a painting of four children, a camera hanging around his neck.

“I started drawing before that, but started engaging in colours at 10. The first paintbrush I

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