An artistic approach to life
FINE LINES: Cliff Brown uses art to pass the time in hospital where he is recovering from a lung condition FOR Picasso, painting was just another way of keeping a diary.
For Townsville man Cliff Brown, it’s his drawings which tell his story.
The artist recently spent four weeks in Townsville Hospital and had more than 100 drawings lining his hospital room.
It was not the first time he had been in hospital and clinical nurse consultant Lea- anne Hume said the staff were in awe of his talent.
‘‘ Depending on the detail, it takes him between 20 and 30 minutes for each drawing,’’ she said.
‘‘ His room is completely covered in drawings.
‘‘ The nurses all love it, it’s really good because it keeps him happy.’’
Mr Brown said drawing was his way of making time pass quickly while he was in hos- pital. ‘‘ I draw as a hobby outside hospital,’’ the 32-yearold said. ‘‘ I’ve been drawing since I was in Year 3.
‘‘ When I’m bored I sketch, they are like tattoo designs – scorpions, f i sh, dolphins, whatever comes i nto my head.’’
Originally from Mount Isa but now living in Townsville, Mr Brown was treated for a lung condition in hospital.