Karolina Larusdottir, Color Etchings
“The Dark Forest”
Color Etching, 8 x 9.5 inches
Icelandic artist, Karolina Larusdottir, draws inspiration for her colorful and quirky etchings from her childhood memories of growing up in Reykjavik. She often depicts Icelandic landscapes, people and interiors. Men in somber suits, magicians and angels are also frequent images found in her work.
There is a real sense of purpose to her characters as they partake in their daily routines of conversing over a cup of tea, visiting neighbors and playing music. At the same time, the viewer is confronted with something slightly odd and wonderful - an angel lending a helping hand, a magician throwing tea together for his baffled guests or the skipper of a small, well-grounded boat calmly discussing matters with a passerby. Such is the world of this talented artist.
Larusdottir received her formal art training at the Ruskin School of Art in Oxford and at the Barking College of Art also in England. She has exhibited regularly in England, Scandinavia, Iceland - and, to my delight, in Jamaica,Vermont
The artist is a member of the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers and the Royal Watercolor Society in England and the Islensk Grafik - The Icelandic Printmakers Association in Iceland.