picture of Phil on the left marks the beginning of my fascination with the
Spanish spelling of Extinguisher, a fascination not shared by the various kids
I photographed over the years. I’ve included a picture of Phil’s cousin Nick,
taken five years later in Peru, to show I did manage to get other shots before people
started working together to prevent me from noticing Extintor signs in various
Latin American countries.
I have one more painting of Costa Rica that I’ll post in a few days
before moving on to my second trip – with Phil’s brother Dan, the following year.
Charlene Brown is a Canadian painter who started writing about painting trips during the ten years she and her husband lived in Dubai. The Gulf Weekly began publishing her accounts of painting trips in that part of the Arabian peninsula -- then said they might consider other countries, even such exotic locations as Canada! She had written about painting trips in over twenty countries by the time her husband retired and they returned to Canada to live.