Description The original watercolor was painted over 30 years ago and is believed to be in a private collection in Japan. I was living in Port Moresby and several paintings of Koki Village and its Market were painted for long term expatriot residents leaving to go home for the last time - going finish - and wanting something to value and keep as a reminder of their many and varied experiences living in one of the most beautiful and exotic places on earth.Papua New Guinea gained full independence in 1975 having been under Australian Administration for decades. Many Australians had spent most of their adult life there.
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.