A portrait will be posted every week on this website home page throughout the year of 2019. Some are of young Chinese learners whom I used to teach in my early years in China some are of family , friends, others are of artists and curators with whom I have worked over the years. The above portrait of my brother Colm “Bruiser in Blue’ was exhibited in Shanghai in March 2013 and collected by L’eau Art Gallery and Studio . The title of “Bruiser’ is the nickname given to my brother -as a young boy Colm couldn’t resist a scrap . His enthusiasm outweighed his ability to fight .