Description The original is a PRIZE-WINNING work in charcoal over acrylic winning FIRST PRIZE in the works on paper section in the 2003 Brookfield Show Art Awards. This was an acquisitive award with the work being raffled over the period of the Show.Barramundi are an iconic australian fresh-water native species often depicted in Aboriginal Art and prized by sports fishermen and top class fish restruants alike. They are also now entering the aquaculture trade. They are most easily recognised by the hump on their back behind the sleek head. They grow to quite a large size well over a metre in length and are mostly found in the northern regions of Australia.
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.