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Combining art and medicine

26 March 2007

Dr David ‘Bing’ Jones (MB ChB 1975) is combining medicine with something a little bit more creative.

Dr David ‘Bing’ Jones (MB ChB 1975) is combining medicine with something a little bit more creative. Bing is both a practising doctor and a professional artist, using oil and chalk to create traditional portraits of academics and medics when he’s not working amongst them at the National Blood Service and the RoyalHallamshireHospital in Sheffield.

His third major portrait of a senior member of the medical world has been unveiled at NorthwickParkHospital, London. In the picture (left), Dr Bernard Walman, Consultant Paediatrician and Archivist of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, is shown holding a bound volume of the journal he edited for many years, and sits in front of the coat of arms of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health which he helped to design. The portrait was commissioned by Dr Walman’s colleagues at NorthwickPark.

Bing has also recently painted Professor Sir James Underwood, former President of the Royal College of Pathologists, and Mr Nick Astbury, former President of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists. These have been commissioned to hang in their respective London Royal Colleges and can be seen at www.bingjones.co.uk.