I was born and raised in Reykjavík, Iceland. I graduated from the Icelandic Teacher training school in 1971 and have worked as a teacher ever since.
When I was about 25 years old I made a porcelain painting. One night as I was sitting there and painting I thought, I wish I could always just do this, paint. Well, 25 years later when I turned 50, I was sitting in a class in Long Beach City College, LA, California. There I studied fine art for a year. After I returned home, I continued to study painting and there was no turning back, the oil had gotten to me.
When you live in Iceland you can’t escape nature, no matter how much you try. At first I mainly painted landscapes and up till last autumn I decided to start painting flowers, finally I got to paint using my pink colors.
I have a studio in Kópavogur and I’m a member in a co-op gallery, Art 67 in Reykjavík. I’m also a start-member in an artist group in Garðabær where I’ve had many exhibitions and several solo exhibitions as well. I’m now retired from my career and can enjoy going to my studio every day and paint.
I love to paint, painting is like a yoga for me – I stay in the NOW, when I’m painting.
”The most interesting painting is the one that expresses more of what one thinks than of what one sees.”
– Mark Rothko