Description The original watercolour is almost a minature being 8X8 inches.It was painted way back in 1987 soon after a group of us spent a week fishing off the Queensland Coast in a large motorcruiser.There were a dozen or more of us GPs Surgeons Anaesthetists Stock-brokers and so on having what we felt was a well earned rest. The man featured in the painting was an architect.He never saw the painting. It was an annual event but I only went the once.This is one of the most detailed small paintings I ever did.
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.