Xenophobia

I was invited to take part in a group show by professional illustrators in Iceland. The show is called Phobophobia and is a themed show where everybody picked a phobia to illustrate. I had been wanting to do a Viking illustration so I picked Xenophobia, since it is the root of a lot of conflict through the ages, it is a good excuse to get to paint vikings. I wanted these guys to be more low life hooligans, than noble chieftains. The show is at Bio Paradis in Reykjavik and will be up until March 30th.

Here is a link to the facebook page for the show

http://www.facebook.com/phobophobia2012

and here you can see the different pieces and buy prints of the illustrations in the show….
http://www.muses.is/index.php?p=listamenn&artist=39

Vikings

Waterfall in Kjalarnes

Waterfall in Kjalarnes painted from life and a few touches added in the studio this winter. I’m leaving it “unfinished” and sketchy. I had sat down to paint a bridge, but this small and insignificant waterfall called out to me and I forgot about painting the bridge.

waterfall