Richard Donald , Emeritus Professor of the University of Otago, trained as an endocrinologist. He has published over two hundred scientific articles, and is the author of French Leave (Shoal Bay Press, 2002). Richard, who enjoys art just as much as science, is married to ceramic artist Gennie deLange and has two daughters who are artists. A small apartment in the south of France means he is often to be found loitering in European galleries. Richard was introduced to Patricia by Gennie deLange, whose mother was Patricia's life-long friend; both mother and daughter were avid collectors of Patricia's paintings.