The junior partner is Patricia Contreras Torres, who is also a painter
exhibiting in Chile, England and the USA.
The senior partner is Colin John Holcombe, whose varied life spans four
careers. In the first he was an exploration geologist working in Iran,
Afghanistan, Morocco, Indonesia, Malaysia, Bolivia and Chile. In the
second he became a corporate high-flyer, managing research and company
acquisitions for the world's second-largest mining company, being in turn elected to Fellowships
of the Institution of Mining and Metallurgy and the Geological Society of London. He then
became a writer, supporting himself with typesetting, international
numismatics (ancient and Asian issues) and computer programming (helped
program the world's largest online gambling site).
In his fourth existence he became much involved in the UK literary
scene, acting as editor and publishing his poems
in the better-known small presses of the UK and USA. For several years he was chairman of the Phoenix Poets, London's oldest literary group, which included novelists and Fleet Street
journalists amongst its members. He also read plays with RSC and other professional actors, organizing events on London's South Bank and elsewhere.
Colin also writes and manages a varied range of successful websites. Ecommerce
Digest.Com offers a complete course in ebusiness, and formerly sold an
e-book to 60 countries. TextEtc.Com pages are widely listed on university, educational and
literary sites. Oil-Painting-Techniques.Com is a popular and detailed
guide to painting in oils. Coinlands.Com looks at money, society and coinage.
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