my moments of relaxation I like to paint, for some reason I have mainly
focused on the Correda, I think it's because I find the colors interesting
and I have tried to depict the bull as a desperate and unwilling victim.
At the same time I should mention that I'm not anti-bullfighting since
there are so many other things that we should focus on. Spending part of
the year in the Basque country where bullfighting is a long tradition I
have of course attended many corredas.
have also included here some of the local painters from that region of
France who have concentrated on less dramatic subjects.
personal taste is fairly broad but I have a liking for Francis Bacon, and
having had the opportunity to see his paintings directly I admire his
extraordinary talent that seems to dip into the heart of the matter. I
lived part of my life a stones throw from his studio and frequented many
of his haunts, though I never knowingly met him in reality I feel close to
him as another Londoner, knowing the simple pleasures of London pubs,
restaurants and galleries.