From Surgery to Painting

by Brittany Harris on August 5, 2010 at 4:40 am

From performing heart surgery during the day, to painting in the evenings, one local heart surgeon and artist is finally showing his work to the public.

Dr. Greg Keagy, Medical Director for the Cardiovascular Surgical Services at the Good Samaritan Hospital, will be displaying and selling his artwork at the Y-Bridge Arts Festival this weekend.

"My mom painted, and I always wanted to try it, but I never had the time for lessons or anything like that, so after a while, I just bought some books and some tapes and some paints and pretty much self taught, just started on my own," said Keagy.

Keagy says that painting can be a form of relaxation for those who may have a stressful day job.

"Oh yeah, this is great, because when you paint, or when you do something like that, it just takes your mind off of everything and you lose track of time, and you know, I put a CD on, the CD’s over for a while before I even realize it," he said.

Keagy and his wife will have a booth set up at the festival, which takes place on the Y-Bridge Friday evening and all day Saturday.