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  • 2 References 1 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English; learning French, German, Norwegian, Russian
  • 73, Other
  • Member since 2011
  • artist
  • university level
  • From London
  • Profile 90% complete

About Me


to paint a great picture


I'm an English artist who used to be a teacher. I live in Grodno, Belarus because my wife, Yanina, has a Belarusian passport. Polish is her nationality. She speaks Polish and Russian and Belarusian and she is very, very kind, welcoming and charming.


I prefer doubt to belief. People tend not to go to war because of doubt and belief is an emotion which can easily be manipulated. Remember that thriller you saw which had you on the edge of your seat even though you knew it was just acting?

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


Couch surfers can sleep at my art studio, which is completely separate from the flat I share with my wife, Yanina. There's a ten minute walk between them. There's a couch for two and my studio has all the comforts of an apartment. When I turn up to work the next day I might want to be left alone to growl at the canvas. That's the only disadvantage but I wouldn't come very early. Visitors could go to our flat during the day if I'm working.


No experience so far except in dossing down during the Cretaceous.


I'm interested in everything. You can read my novella for free at You can see my paintings at You can find out more about me there and see more photos.

  • arts
  • acting
  • painting
  • teaching

Music, Movies, and Books

Favourite novel 'Any Human Heart' by William Boyd. I like 'The Great Gatsby' by F. Scott Fitzgerald as well.
Ian McEwan is another favourite author.I like blues and jazz. Favourite artists: Picasso,Lucian Freud,Chagall. Favourite film (old!black and white!): 'The Apartment' with Jack Lemmon and Shirley McLean.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done


Teach, Learn, Share

I used to teach English.

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