About the Artist
David A. Oram is an artist living in Bradford, Ontario, a
small town north of Toronto, with his wife and two
children. Although he has had some formal training he
is largely self taught, working mainly in acrylics and
watercolors. David’s paintings and limited edition
prints hang in many private and corporate collections
across North America and Europe. In 2000 he was
commissioned by Canadian Pacific Railway to paint an
official portrait of  their steam locomotive #2816 (titled
#2816 on Little Pic River bridge), also know as “The
Empress“. His artwork has appeared in numerous
magazines, books and several board games. David
and his artwork was also featured in an episode of the
PBS television series Tracks Ahead. In 2008 the City of
Toronto reproduced his painting “A John St. Morning”
as a mural on an outside wall at the Toronto Heritage
Railway Center. For over 20 years with his passion for
placing technically accurate subjects in believable
settings, with particular attention to lightning, shading
and texture, he has been recreating history and bring
the past to life with his artwork.
Copyright © 2005-2016 David A. Oram
Books
How Artists See Jr. TRAINS
by Abbeville Press
Board Game Art
Railways of England and Wales
by FRED Distribution
Mural based on my
painting “A John St.
Morning” at the
Toronto Railway
Heritage centre
located at the former
CPR John St.
Roundhouse.
A John St. Morning Mural
NP Pioneer Steam Era
by Monad Productions
Railroad Tycoon the board game
by Eagles Games
Artwork featuring "Fleet
Leader" used for promoting
National Train Day in Chicago
May 7th, 2011.
The Artist