Guðbjörg Lind Jónsdóttir.
Guðbjörg Lind Jónsdóttir.
Jean Larson will visit the course and talk about her art. She is a native of Northern Michigan, born in 1955. Jean grew up on the shores of Lake Michigan. She started to paint well before her teens and was directly influenced by the natural environment surrounding her. She studied fine art at college and set up a studio in Traverse City, but moved to Boston in 1984. Within the next five years Jean's work gained great recognition in USA and abroad. Her paintings can now be found in many private collections in North America, Europe, Asia and Australasia. She is also represented by galleries across the USA. In 1992 she travelled in Europe and settled in a small village in Southern France. The rural France has since then provided a lot of inspiration for her work. As Jean's husband is studying at the University Centre of the Westfjords, she has spent some time in Iceland in recent years. Here she has found new inspiration for her painting as well as for photography. Her newest exhibition in NY bears witness to that.
Jean Larson will host an exhibition in the area this summer.
Find out more about Jean Larson and see her paintings on her website:


Guest lecturer:
[mynd 3 h]Jón Sigurpálsson will hold a lecture about Icelandic heritage art and guide participants on the daytrip to Ísafjörður.
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.