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. For almost 30 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 bringing the past to life with his artwork. In 2000 he was commissioned by Canadian Pacific Railway to paint
an official portrait of their 4-6-4 Hudson steam locomotive #2816 (titled “#2816 on Little Pic River bridge”), also
known as “The Empress“. His artwork has appeared in numerous magazines, books and several board games.
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. He has been honored to have 9 of his Coin designs selected by the Royal
Canadian Mint between 2015-2017. He was commissioned by Juniata Terminal Company for two paintings of
their restored Pennsylvania Railroad EMD E8s #5711 and 5809. He was recently commissioned by Webb Rail
LLC. for two paintings of their collection of NP passenger cars, including Dome-sleeper #313, Dome-coach #549
and Slumber-Coach”Loch Ness” and soon will be doing paintings of their New Haven FL9 #2058 and Former NYC
Sleeper/Observation car “Babbling Brook”..
Books
Board Game Art
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
How Artists See Jr. TRAINS by Abbeville Press
Railroad Tycoon the Board Game by Eagles Games
Railways of England and Wales by FRED Distribution
Artwork featuring "Fleet
Leader" used for
promoting National Train
Day in Chicago May 7th,
2011.
The Artist
Coin Designs for The Royal Canadian Mint
1 oz. Fine Silver Coin - The Canadian Home Front: Transcontinental Railroad (2015)
1 oz. Fine Silver Coin – The Canadian Home Front: British Commonwealth Air Training Plan (BCATP) (2016)
1 oz. Fine Silver Coloured Coin – Aircraft of First World War: Royal Aircraft Factory S.E.5a (2016)
1 oz. Pure Silver Coloured Coin – Aircraft of First World War: Sopwith Triplane (2016)
1 oz. Pure Silver Coloured Coin – Aircraft of First World War: Curtiss H-12 (2016)
1 oz. Pure Silver Coloured Coin – Aircraft of The Second World War: Hawker Hurricane (2017)
1 oz. Pure Silver Coloured Coin – Aircraft of The Second World War: Avro Anson (2017)
1 oz. Pure Silver Coloured Coin - Aircraft of The Second World War: Consolidated Canso (2017)
1 oz. Pure Silver Gold-Plated - Locomotives Across Canada: The 4-4-0 locomotive (2017)
Railroad Tycoon the Board Game by Eagles Games
Railways of England and Wales by FRED Distribution
Railroad Tycoon the Board Game by Eagles Games
Railways of England and Wales by FRED Distribution
Rails of Great Britain Board Game by Eagle-Gryphon Games
Railways Through Time by Eagle Games
Copyright © David A. Oram