Description This historic old truck lay rotting in Maleny Queensland Australia until it was dismantled by a wouldbe restorer and later handed on to a Heritage Museum where many hours of volunteer work finally restored it to working condition. It took part in a 2008 Australia Day Parade at the Museum on 26th January.It has a very strange looking 4 cylinder engine with two can-shaped banks of 2 cylinders each.I have a picture of the engine which I may work up for a later presentation image.
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.