By day, David Still’s medium of choice is electric wires; by night, it’s watercolor
Whether at work or at leisure, PSNH engineer David Still has found that success and satisfaction come in seeing the details within the bigger picture. As part of his responsibilities for designing and managing projects associated with 34.5 kV transmission lines in right-of-way areas, and assisting on state and municipal permitting for other projects, David composes computer-generated details of each design on 2 x 3-foot sheets of paper. As a result, the bigger picture becomes, well, really big—and the details become more understandable for those in attendance at field visits, permitting meetings, and local planning and zoning presentations. Friends have gone so far as to call the detailed engineering drawings “cool-looking.” “That’s a very subjective term,” David replies. “From an engineer’s perspective, though, it is pretty cool, yes!” And when not spending time with his family, volunteering at the New Horizons Soup Kitchen in Manchester, or jogging in 5k races, David enjoys something else that’s pretty cool-looking and satisfying—composing the colorful details for his watercolor paintings that bring clarity to some of life’s biggest of all pictures.
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