About WhyTheAlgarve

I recently sat down and started to write something for this page that explained a bit about who I am and what this site is about. I ended up writing the longest article yet on WhyTheAlgarve. Here's the link:

Too Much Information

Other posts that talk about this site and me:


- About Me and this Site

- On a Personal Note

- Off Topic - What I Do

- My Other Distraction

- More Off-Topic: My Weekend

Briefly, I'm a 53 year-old husband of one, father of two, living in Vancouver, BC, currently a stay at home Dad, worked for over twenty years as a scenic artist/painter, enamoured with Portugal for a long list of reasons, a year in recovery as of Dec 24, 2020 (hey, Bill!), and utterly energized by a personal creative renaissance that motivates me to start my day around 4 a.m. so that I can get as much as time working with images as possible. Of course, being up that early also ensures I am awake no matter what time our youngest starts banging on the wall when he wakes up. Two birds.

That's our oldest son, Alex, btw, pictured here as a toddler Evil Genius.

Toddler Alex plans and schemes, plots even, to dominate the world through the evil power of dramatic underlighting