I'm a Spanish and English teacher and occasional university lecturer living on Salt Spring Island, on the West Coast of Canada. My background is in literature and literary analysis; I hold an MA in Twentieth-Century Literary Studies and a PhD in English Literature from the University of Liverpool (UK). At the moment, I'm interested in the relationship between literature and visual art, particularly the way literary language can help illuminate hidden or unexplored areas in a painting. I am also attracted to poetry that has a visual component. Most of my posts so far have focused on selected works by Salt Spring artists, but I am also interested in exploring work by other artists.