Nauvo, Island, watercolour, 30 x 40cm
I have recently undertaken a research trip to Finland. After exploring the extremely low light conditions of the Icelandic winter, I was inspired to experience the extended daylight of the Finnish summer and see its impact on my work. This new body of work reflects my exploration of the southern archipelago and visit to Tove Jansson’s island, Klovharu, where she spent thirty summers. Her novels and aesthetic of a simple, pared down island life have been very influential.
Continuing to be inspired by islands, woods and remote cabins, I hope to capture the feeling of light, isolation and the landscape as metaphor for internal states.