I first came to Svalbard in 2017 at the end of a trip to Greenland. I knew right away I had to come back. In 2018 I had an artist residency at Galleri Svalbard. In early 2019 I packed my life into seven suitcases and moved to Svalbard. The beauty of the arctic landscape is other worldly, and the light — incomparable. As a neo-romantic I cannot imagine a place more suited to my idea of landscape imagery. My goal is to approach what I see with the enthusiasm of the 19th century landscape artists. I could not be in a better place for that work.