Description Working jetty for fishing boats at Apollo Bay in southern Victoria Australia. This low angle view emphasises the coarsly textured wooden decking planks of the long jetty stretching back to the vanishing point at the centre of interest and offset by the large white mooring posts with dark blue rounded tops and the fishing trawler tied up on the left. Apollo Bay has been a centre for the highly lucrative and competetive Abalone diving industry but is also now an expensive residential area as well as continuing to support many working boats.
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.