Retired Surgeon Embraces a New Vista as Landscape Painter

Photo by Zane Hill / OUTLOOK Dr. Robert Ghatan, a retired orthopedic surgeon, works on a landscape painting at his San Marino home, a hobby he now has ample time to explore.
Photo by Zane Hill / OUTLOOK
Dr. Robert Ghatan, a retired orthopedic surgeon, works on a landscape painting at his San Marino home, a hobby he now has ample time to explore.

In retirement, Dr. Robert Ghatan has discovered a surprise passion paralleling his devotion to orthopedic surgery — landscape painting.
The longtime San Marino resident has dedicated an upstairs wing of his Shenandoah Road home to his art, allowing himself a comfortable corner in which to re-create his memorable vacations amid the comforting sunlight and view of trees that his wide windows afford. Numerous mounted canvases in varying stages of completion adorn the walls, as Ghatan waits for just the right color to come to mind before he takes the next stroke. Continue reading “Retired Surgeon Embraces a New Vista as Landscape Painter”