I Belong is a poetic, improvised ode to exiles in search of belonging when confronted by a strange and foreign landscape. Much of my painting practice has been influenced by the notions of exile and belonging inspired by my Lithuanian artist fathers memoirs as a refugee and migrant to Australia. Like the exile intuitively finding their way in a foreign terrain, the painter in me improvises using the colours of a landscape of the mind never before encountered. Bringing the abstracted scape forth as it is painted perpetually re-establishes a renewed identity. Scanning the horizon for points of reference brings the exile hope of locating a direction forward and sense of belonging. we are all exiles to some extent.