Description This image includes the door handle of my toilet door. I painted the elephant door in artists oils over 20 years ago. The door leads from a narrow shower and vanity room to the toilet and visitors confront this image as they enter the shower room. The 7 foot high image with the tusks glowing in the suppressed light can make quite an impression.Reproduced to a large size maybe on a canvas you could use this image to create a false door effect .Alternatively there is a second version of this image in this gallery that has the door knob digitally removed!
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.