July Healing Arts Spotlight: Dr. Thomas Garigan

Man standing in hallway in front of art wall
Written by Staff

Our featured artist this month is Dr. Thomas Garigan, an Army veteran and Augusta University Family Medicine faculty member. Garigan’s passion for photography began with a deep appreciation for nature. His earlier years exposed him to the beauty behind the Hudson Highlands in New York and the landscapes near West Point and Cornwall.

After 24 years of service, Garigan made his way to Augusta and the Family Medicine Residency Program at Eisenhower Army Medical Center. This would later lead him to capture many of the areas we’ve all come to love, from the peach blossoms in Trenton, S.C., to the Phinizy River Swamp.

Garigan attributes much of his photographic success to his wife and loving daughter, as well as several photographer friends who have shown him unexpected surprises in nature that can tell a story at any given moment. For Garigan, this is only the beginning as he continues to explore the beauty of capturing so much more of what nature has to offer.

Viewers can stop by the Healing Arts Gallery Wall, located on the second floor skywalk of the AU Medical Center and Children’s Hospital of Georgia through July 30 to experience a few joyful moments in nature taken by Dr. Thomas Garigan.

The Healing Arts program is dedicated to promoting positive and inspirational healing through the arts. Proceeds from the Healing Arts Gallery benefit AU and AU Health volunteer programming and services like our Art Play Studio. To learn more about our Healing Arts program or if you are interested in displaying, visit the Healing Arts website.