I am a visual artist and part time lecture at a college in Ireland. Second personal pic is a few years old, (mostly grey hair now, and less of it and no beard! - see first pic for greater reality) but I really like it anyway. My friends have said that the second image with cat friend timelessly reveals my personality well, which is obviously too nice to ignore :-)
I'm a total animal lover - especially cats, though I don't have one in Dublin.
I am an experienced traveller/host/home exchanger, and for over ten years have been having visitors in my apartment during the times when I am not there. I like meeting people, and love my job as an art college lecturer.
I am careful and selective about whom I have staying, as this is my home, and I try to keep it in immaculate order. I prefer personal contact and a trusting, friendly relationship with those who stay. I particularly welcome guests from the creative community ie fellow artists/designers/writers/dancers/photographers.