Visual GP started when my artist patient gave me an art book to keep all the drawings I did in the practice. It has grown from there.
general practitioner, senior lecturer and artist. She is currently President of the RNZCGP
in watercolour because it is so tricky to master she cannot spend time on other painting styles. She attends an art class every week - it keeps her sane.
art and medicine. The videos created are based on conversations that occur with patients and are to simplify and clarify medical concepts. They are not for diagnosis.
husband are the directors of Visual GP and have three adult children.
research into health professionals who draw for their patients. This is an area that has not been explored in the literature.
minor surgery is based on 14 years of work in the Hutt Valley Plastic Surgery Unit. It is written with the learner in mind but goes on to explain expert skills as well.
Minor Surgery: a visual guide for office-based surgery from beginner to expert by
Dr Samantha Murton is a practical and visual delight.
You can buy my paintings and my book from here. Payment options, you can either use credit card or bank transfer.
I have painted since I was young. My mother is an artist and would take me to her art classes. This inspired me to draw and while going through medical school I would continue to draw things around me regularly. Checkout some of my paintingsView Gallery
VisualGP is a combination of my art and medicine. For many years I have drawn for my patients as i find it an easy way to explain complex things. Over the years I have repeated many of these ‘conversations’ with drawing so have videoed the common ones for people to refer to.View Gallery
I am currently researching art in medicine. In particular health professionals who draw for their patients. If you are interested in being involved, know someone who draws for their patients, or have questions or anecdotes please get in touch. I will update this regularly with interesting things I find on the journey