In­tel­li­gent Art With a Funny Bone

Arabella - - JILL LOUISE CAMPBELL - Writ­ten by Kylie Sere­brin

time work­ing with craft kits and ‘Paint by Num­ber’ sets. "The fruits of th­ese ac­tiv­i­ties were the only ev­i­dence of artis­tic in­ter­est or abil­ity any­where in our fam­ily tree. Th­ese two in­flu­ences – the medicine and the art – were my mother’s le­gacy. Both would fol­low me for the rest of my life," Don notes. Shortly af­ter his mother died, when he was not quite 5, Don an­nounced that he would one day be a doc­tor, him­self. This in­ten­tion never wa­vered, though his in­ter­ests also in­cluded com­mu­nity theatre and paint­ing. "Iron­i­cally, my older brother was con­sid­ered the vis­ual artist in the fam­ily, and there was no use com­pet­ing with his tal­ent, so I spent more time on the per­form­ing arts. I even paid much of my way through col­lege as a comic ven­tril­o­quist," he re­veals.

left, Deer (Deer Di­ary), ball­point, 9" x 16" above, Horse (Clothes Horse), ball­point, 10" x 9"

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