Islands, waterfalls and the light and flow of nature in still-life portraits have been persistent themes in Guðbjörg Lind's work over the years. She has mainly worked with soft, greenish colours combined with different aspects of blue. Guðbjörg has also worked with collages of used materials such as old paintings, cups and cans. In 2007 she bought an old historic house in Þingeyri, and has spent the last few years renovating it with her husband. The house is an artwork in itself and this summer she will be hosting an exhibition there.
Guðbjörg was born in Ísaförður in 1961. She studied at the Icelandic School of Art and Crafts and graduated in 1985 and 1988. She is a former member of the board of The Icelandic National Gallery and a former chairman of The Society of Icelandic Visual Artists. Guðbjörg has held many solo exhibitions in Iceland as well as taking part in exhibitions in USA, UK, Spain, Scotland, Germany, Denmark, Finland, Sweden, Holland and Luxembourg. Her works are represented in many public collections including the Reykjavik Art Museum, The Icelandic University Art Museum, The National Bank of Washington in USA, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Iceland and Labor-Union Baldur in Iceland.
Guðbjörg has experience in instructing courses in painting for both beginners and more advanced groups.
See examples of Guðbjörg's work on Flickr.
Jean Larson will host an exhibition in the area this summer.
Find out more about Jean Larson and see her paintings on her website: www.jeanlarson.com
Jón was born in Reykjavik. He studied art in Reykjavik and Holland from 1976-1984. He has held many solo exhibitions in Iceland and abroad over the years, as well as taking part in collaborative exhibitions.
Selected solo exhibitions: 2002 Listasafn ASÍ, Reykjavik, 2000 Landscapes out of suitcase, The EFTA Building, Brussels, 1996 Nylistasafnid, Reykjavik, 1994 Listasafnið á Akureyri, 1993 Galleri Krebsen, Denmark.
Selected joint exhibitions: 1998 Venskapskunst I Roskilde, Roskilde, 1997 "Krisnitaka" í Skálholti, 1994 Nylistasafnid, Reykjavik.
Jón is represented in many public collections such as Rijksakademie van Beeldende kunsten, Amsterdam, Kalundborg Kommune, Denmark, Ísafjarðarbær, Iceland and Orkubú Vestfjarða, Iceland.