I feel it is not enough for me to walk unseeing through my life.
I want to reach out and grasp the world around me, to capture images and meaning in charcoal and watercolour.
I am trying to draw birds’ movement and gesture: preening, mating, flying, fighting. I am fascinated by the snakiness of their necks, the reptilian gaze, the predator’s reach. These are snap views of lineages that reach back into ancient time when feathers accompanied sharp teeth and front slashing claws.
Here I painted a deep gorge that was once a plateau. Once, unseen by the ancient humans walking above, the hidden caverns held beauty carved and laid down by tricking water, before these collapsed. Now these exposed rocks are themselves scored by lines from the falling rain, while the bedding planes give places for trees to root.
I think of myself as an artist. I am also a physician, translational scientist, husband and father.
Thank you for looking at my work.