These new paintings chronicle my enduring search for hidden aspects of self and place. Informed by recent trips around Southern Tasmania – the secluded bays and still waters of Southport Lagoon, Port Davey and Bruny Island – I attempt to conjure and clarify the elusive emotions felt in these remote environments. These paintings represent, for me, sheltered places where I have felt a sense of privacy and intimacy. To be alone. To be silenced. To connect to that which is beyond self.