Today I photographed a snippet of the paintings that I made while in residence at Norton Island. All of my work on the island was oil on paper at 7 x 7 inches. I began my residence with the intention of plein air painting - working outside along the coast. But weather, sun, wind and sheep drove me into the studio not long into the project. Inside I found myself more aligned with my major studio practice, working from memory to create fictitious, abstract, spaces. It was the first time in two years I worked without an audience, and it felt really daring.