Nigerian doctor doubles as visual artist

Nigerian visual artist Fola David uses his day job as a medical doctor to inspire his art.

Fola David is a visual artist from Lagos, Nigeria. By day he works as a medical doctor, which he says has inspired his art.

“In the hospital, I mainly use my hand to take care of people,” he says. “And the same thing I do with my art.”

Fola’s favourite subjects are those with skin imperfections, such as stretch marks and freckles.

He hopes that by depicting these imperfections, he can inspire others to feel more confident in their own skin and boost their self-esteem, as he does with his patients.