Eyja | Iceland Residency 2014
My final ten paintings for the Iceland Residency Exhibition at Light Grey Art Lab.  The show is the result of a week-long residency in Iceland with thirteen other artists, where we were given a blank slate to share anything created during, or inspired by our time in Iceland.  Here's my blurb from the show:
 
“I love weird landscapes. I love inscrutable waterfalls, I love columnar basalt, I love incomprehensibly massive glacial tongues and unexpected volcanic activity.  I love all of this stuff, and so it frustrates me to no end that it’s so rarely reflected in my own work.  I spend most of my time (both professionally and personally) designing characters and costuming, so this show seemed as good a chance as any to step out of my comfort zone and focus on honing my landscape painting skills.  Hard to go wrong with Iceland in the landscape department. 

I did a few plein air studies while on-site in Iceland, but most of my time during the residency was spent just taking photos and trying to absorb the scenery.  I ended up with ten finished paintings, and tried to focus on some of the imagery during the trip that really stuck with me – the acidic green mosses, the almost eternally overcast sky, the force of water, the semi-abandoned structures.  As much as I enjoyed the scenery, it’s not hard to admit that I enjoyed the people even more; this residency wouldn’t have been half as worthwhile if it weren’t for the amazing and talented people I got to spend it with.”
Eyja | Iceland Residency 2014
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Eyja | Iceland Residency 2014

Ten landscape studies inspired by the 2014 Iceland Residency with Light Grey Art Lab.
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