Vigdís Bjarnadóttir Artist
My paintings have always revolved around capturing nature and celebrating it. I am inspired and touched by nature’s beauty as well as its vulnerability, structure, ferociousness and the pure pleasure it emanates; nature as a metaphor of life.
I try to express these feelings and impressions with colors on the canvas being fed by an interest and knowledge of my country, the land, the flora and fauna. To think and ponder about the way landscape affects people and their behavior is also intriguing. Iceland is in a way very dangerous country to live in, with its hars nature, volcanoes with freequent eruptions, glaciers and floods, and we have had to learn to live with it and to appriciate it.