‘I AM’ is a simple painting. We’d not long been living in Germany and I’d look at my beautiful surroundings where we live on the Swabian Jura. All this area was the sea many years ago. Now it’s a plateau, with beautiful landscape and trees, forests and fields. I try to imagine what it must have been like then, and I remember how we used to live beside the sea and how I very much miss the water. I googled, looking for the nearest lakes that we could spend time to walk or cycle beside and also swim in. We were never more than an hour’s drive away from the sea in Ireland, and in the UK I was even closer.