Description This is in the original an oil painting on good expensive stretched linen canvas 30X40in. It is a fantasy landscape evoking outback Australian river gorge scenery and featuring 2 eagles and some enigmatic planet or meteor like shapes. For some reason I worked on this painting on and off for about 20 years and it was always somewhere in my bedroom but I could never quite see how to finish it until one day it just seemed to finish itself.I probably will never sell the original at any price.It really should be purchased as a print on canvas as it requires a fairly large presence to be appreciated.
David Bleakley, Sunshine Coast Member Since November 2007 Artist Statement I am an Artist and Photographer who likes to experiment in many media including acrylics oils graphics etching and digital art.
I attend life drawing most weeks and have become a more active artist since retiring 5 years ago after 30 years as a Specialist Surgeon. --------
Art was always my passion but until these retirement years it was pushed into the background.My involvement in Surgery and Anatomy perhaps explains to some extent my bias towards the Human Figure, drawing and representational art but on the other hand not many surgeons have any artistic aptitude at all! -----
I lived in Papua New Guinea while training in surgery and regard this time as the most exciting and significant of my life. Every day was rich in experience.PNG was also rich in traditional culture with over 600 different language groups and endless material to stimulate the artistic appetite.