During March and April 2018, I did an Art Residence at SIM (Association of Icelandic Artists) in Reykjavik.
Whilst there I worked primarily on small-scale paintings. My initial intent was to consider the way the Iceland is being re-shaped due to the melting of the glacial ice (the island loses about 11 billion tons per year) and rising seawater and could imagine Iceland becoming submerged. I was intrigued by the changing weather and light in Iceland; for example, from Reykjavik it was possible to see glaciers, particularly Snaefellnes. For part of my stay, I explored this evanesce of the glacier, how it appeared or seemingly vanished. It was a delight to paint the colours and light of what I was seeing and conceptually present glacial melting.