Carlton on a bridge HO | 2014

Montse Valdes

Montse Valdés (Barcelona) is a Catalan painter who focuses on the human form. Her oil painting is characterised by a strong sense of realism and subtle spirituality.  The artist’s attention to technical detail is combined with a deep notion of the interior self, which she usually depicts through meditative poses. The nude transcends the material, in search of the essence. (source)

Sunset in Barcelona | Jan 2014

Jan 5 2014

Stanley Park at sunset the day before I left for Europe.

Trust: Food, Art & Joy | Feb 2014

Amsterdam, Albert Cuyp Market

Trust’s motto is: come as you are, pay what you feel. A really different concept for a restaurant that’s based on charity and run by super positive people. Great food too.