This is an artist working in front of the Empress Hotel in downtown Victoria, BC. He sells his hand made paintings and does quite a bit of business. His work revolves around nature, mother earth, and ancient religions all with an abstract twist. If you ever visit my home, you’ll notice two of his works proudly hanging on my wall. In return for me buying his paintings, he agreed to pose for a couple of shots. Its funny, he told me he was quite accustomed to posing because overseas tourists rarely see red beards and he claims to be a novelty. I couldn’t agree more.