Watercolour: Dr Jonathan Clark by Marion Chapman

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Watercolour, Arches 300gsm.

Dr Clark is a head and neck surgeon who is pioneering a specific method of surgery where he takes flaps of skin from certain parts of the body and uses them to make cancer sufferers have a normal looking face again.

I painted the neck as being partially exposed because this is the area he operates on. I painted his favourite painting in the background, a Klimt design that i also love and i painted tomato plants around him as he is a keen gardener and grows all sorts of herbs and small fruiting plants including miniature tomatoes.


leaves, man, face, glasses, doctor, tomatoe

My specialities are watercolour painting and printmaking. Further enquiries? mazchap@optusnet.com.au

All works are hand painted or hand printed onto fine quality paper. Marion uses Arches 300gsm rough paper, Saunders Waterford 300gsm cold pressed paper for her watercolours and for each unique state print, the paper is either BFK Rives 280gsm cream paper or Hahnemulle rough 280gsm.

All enquiries welcome.

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  • Virginia McGowan
    Virginia McGowanabout 6 years ago

    Wow Marilyn!!! absotely perfection brilliant …… said that befroe I read ….NO NO NO re rejection!! happens all the time ,some selection commities have no idea !! Onward and upward, chin up !! chip chip!!

  • Anthony R. Plastino III
    Anthony R. Pla...about 6 years ago

    What an Awesome tribute Marion!! Wonderful work! I really like the exposure of the nerves and other viscera :)

    It may simply be that the judges are wacko and have favorites (sort of like getting on the home pages of RB) and DO NOT get discouraged, DO NOT stop painting and creating!!! You are awesome!

  • Romo
    Romoabout 6 years ago

    Wow…this is excellent:)

    GEORGE SANDERSONabout 6 years ago

    Great tribute, great work !!!

  • Marilyn Brown
    Marilyn Brownabout 6 years ago

    Marion, when it comes to rejections there is a long queue. How ever tempting it is to chance to suit other peoples tastes you must remain true to yourself otherwise your art will mean nothing to you, the most important person.
    My work has never been accepted for a competition, I think it is more about being lucky than skilled.

  • linaji
    linajiabout 6 years ago

    I saw this as I was driving.. and to tell you the truth.. it touched me deeply.. another lesson.. to look for art in the people you admire.. I have chills as I write because there is someone I admire greatly in the public life and I think I shall put it out to the Universe to create something in tribute to her work in my world..
    I have never seen this from you but it is indeed brilliant. and a front page piece for sure.. Again.. thank you so much Marion.. last couple days have been blessed..xox

  • helene ruiz
    helene ruizabout 6 years ago

    marvelous!!!! love this!!!!!!!!

    PERUGINAabout 6 years ago

    Hi Marion, first of all congratulations on such a wonderful painting in watercolour with so much thought and meaning in the subject matter.

    What a shame it was not selected…not so much rejected… these exhibitors do have reasons unknown to its artists who contribute. Space is a major factor. I am finding that exhibitions are getting bigger and the number of entries that do not make it are on the increase so it will happen to us all due to these circumstances that artists will be very disappointed from time to time. Don’t dispair or be critical of yourself or your work. Your work is wonderful and thank you for sharing it here… take strength from the support you have from me and from others here on RB.

  • avalyn
    avalynabout 6 years ago

    Hey Marion. I read all your comments AND can so relate to all of that head-talk about being an artist. I had a really successful career for years and then I wanted to FLOWER, you might say.
    I responded to this piece immediately with awe! Wonderful! and the truth is it could possibly win the Archibald for it wonderful revelations and beauty! Blessings on YOU, fellow artist!!

  • Conrad Stryker
    Conrad Strykerabout 6 years ago

    Whoever rejected this was a dolt. Had I not read that description, I might’ve thought this had been painted in oils, not watercolor. Then again, I’ve seen more than a few oil paintings that look more like watercolors, but I digress. Great work.

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