“I came to Venice in September 1992 and fell in love with this beautiful neighborhood. The vibe was different and the mixed social classes and personalities were a magnet.
The plan was to take a sabbatical to surf, paint and write in California and go back to Europe after that, but I remained. Venice helped me to discover the real me after a long search. I am a painter and love all that Venice has inspired in me!”
– Raul de la Torre