Today I went with my friend Pat to buy paintings at some art studios. One was the Efran Gonzalez Studio. He was there, working on a painting. His wife takes care of the business when he is painting. His address is Marcos Castallanos No 7, Ajijic, Jal. Tel: 376 766 4381. His web site is: www.efrengonzalez.com.mx. He is probably one of the most famous and respected artists in this area. He took the time to talk with us about his recent trip to teach some classes in the States. He was discouraged to see how little the Americans know about Mexico. He said, The only image some of them have of us is the big sombrero. Or they think of us as drug dealers or field workers. They were surprised to hear me speaking English.