A relaxed portrait of a middle aged man. He is sat down at a small table, which has various coloured books on it. One of the books is open and he is holding one of the pages in his right hand. He is looking towards his right, which is the direction the light is coming from. The sitter is dressed casually in a green, short sleeved, collared shirt. The textures and warm colours of the walls behind give the painting a Mediterranean feel.