Artist with a solid background in medical science, humor, composite imagery and visual wordplay, drawing on 25 years of studio experience. Create and distribute a signature line of themed composite drawings, reproductions, books and peripheral products. Displayed nationally via art galleries, juried art events, bookstores and web distribution through www.DSArt.com.
Areas of Expertise
Art - Drawing, medicine, Fundraising
An idea worth spreading
Using artwork to incite humor, and raise awareness and funds for worthy causes.
I'm passionate about
Making connections, and making sense.
Talk to me about
Art, humor, medicine, and community service
People don't know I'm good at
My TED story
I am a former physician whose sense of humor is fueled by an overdose of education. My job is to make unusual verbal/visual connections that make people think and smile at the same time. Once a dedicated pre-medical student, an innocent interest in drawing shifted my attention, and changed my life. After medical school and a surgical internship, it became apparent that my academic intentions were losing out to my creative tendencies. I left the hospital for the studio the day I received my medical license. That was 25 years ago. While my initial goal was to find a way to survive as an artist, I discovered that my drawings were doing more than providing me a living - they were making a difference in people's lives. Now my work does more than entertain and educate. It has also become a practical vehicle for raising awareness and much-needed funds for education, environmental action, and rehabilitation for wounded warriors.