I am a self employed teacher and artist living in Ireland. In the past I have also worked as a data analyst and lived in Japan for around 12 years. My academic background is in science, astrophysics and optoelectronics. I also studied computer science. With art I am self taught as are many artists and painters. If I could afford to buy any painting it would be a choice between Monet, Van Gogh and Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec.