Posted on Feb 20, 2018
"I did not choose to become an artist - art was my escape", said David Sandum when he spoke to Members and visitors at our recent RCPI club meeting. Our own member, Martin Sebek, introduced David and has himself been involved in assisting the Art Project which David presented. Following a very successful career start in IT  the demands of his job, on the heels of many years of stress, took a toll on his health, and he fell into a severe depression. It was during this difficult time that he began to draw and paint, inspired by Edvard Munch’s philosophy that we should all write or paint our life story.
In 2010, David earned international acclaim by founding Twitter Art Exhibit, a social media initiative whereby artists from around the world send hand-painted postcards that are exhibited for local charities in need of funding. This annual event has gone global, taking place in such cities as Los Angeles, Orlando, and New York City. The 2017 exhibit in Stratford-upon-Avon, England, attracted more than 1,000 artists from 65 countries. The 2018 exhibition is in Canberra, Australia.
The project is growing every year and the volunteers managing it are very stretched in terms of their time. David asked RCPI members to consider how TAE could move to the next level of operation. "It is not just about money, it is also about ideas and suggestions from people in business and other walks of life" said David. You can find David on Twitter: @DavidSandum