My painting practice explores a sense of place, the fleeting and floating subject and the relationship between painter and nature. From 2003, I created a series of bubble island paintings that marked a distinct departure from earlier abstract surface works which explored two surfaces coming together and 'touching'. The further development of this work in 2006 coincided with a move from London to the Suffolk countryside. Remoteness and early grey mornings accumulated in a body of island paintings depicting foam bubble forms. Painted in abstract seascapes and evoking the forms of icebergs at sea, these fragile forms remind the viewer of the short-lived and are stark reminders of the fragility of island life, life itself and the natural world under threat today.