Officially I have created over 80 paintings and drawing (nearly all of them owned by other people and most produced over the last 5 years).
When I made the decision to study science, leaving my art education behind at A-level, I thought that art would and could help get me through the hard times of studying science and it really has. Painting and drawing has helped my relax and re-focus. Seeing as I studied ecology most of my painting are animals, aiding my understanding observation of new species in fine detail that I wouldn’t have otherwise not discovered. I managed to give all my art away to good homes using my art website- http://freeart4u.wordpress.com/
Now I find it a lovely way to unwind and forget about the world with a paintbrush in my hand. Science and art aren’t mutually exclusive. I am disregarded by many when I say I am a scientist, I am expected to be uncreative but I know my Salvador Dali from my Monet. Many scientists are just as creative ever more than artists . They need themes, concepts, new techniques, inspiration and hard work to establish their careers just the same. It was wasn’t long ago that science and art was nested together from Leonardo to Rembrandt. In Leonardo‘s time studying the human anatomy was done in secret as it was against the law. The famous shape surrounding god on the Sistine chapels ceiling, suggested Leonardo had been in these secret anatomy dissections because it looks very similar to the shape of the brain. By Rembrandt‘s time scientists were painted discovering the world around them. Science and art have a long history together and long may it continue.
To drive my point home.. I lived 2 years at university with art students. My housemates reproduced Rembrandt’s Anatomy lesson.
|1||Butterflies double canvas|
|20||wave small square|
|39||grey lag geese|
|54||doodle white square|
|55||red hot chilli peppers|
|62||wire man 1|
|63||wire man 2|
|828384||charcoal nightvineyardocean 3|