Description Where I live, during the Sugar Cane cutting season, the cane trains ran down the main street from the cane farms that fill the valley to the crushing mill. A year or so ago the mill closed and the cane farms are turning to other uses.This started out as a geometrical abstract and then began to suggest the small cane train engines that used to rattle through town holding up traffic and hauling dozens of heavily loaded cane waggons to the mill and then empty again back to the farms.Please click on the image to see it enlarged and get a better idea of the textures.All the artworks in this gallery are digital works drawn directly onto a tablet computer using ArtRage.
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.