He seemed to be an amiable gentleman though he was brash with a lady who asked him where he was from and he snapped-"From my mother!". One can sympathize, for the constant pestering of the curious -and in this case I was one-can indeed be irritating. Plein-air painting is sometimes a balancing of art and public-relations.
There was a nice feel to the painting he was working on, though unfinished then-
He also seems to be a decent enough artist judging from his website.
He has been painting in India earlier and had plans to continue to do so.
What the Heck is Art? wishes him well.