Hi, my name is Gudlaug and I am an artist and illustrator from Iceland.
I am very much a nature lover. I am fortunate to live in a place where beautiful nature surrounds me and I take much inspiration from that. Nature inspires my work in so many different ways. Sometimes the inspiration is obvious like a landscape painting or a floral illustration but other times it's more subtle like the choice of colors or materials I use.
Right now I have mostly been working with markers, neocolor crayons and colored pencils. But I'm also sometimes work with watercolors and gouache and even digitally.
I really like how easy and fast it is to work with markers, I feel that if I work faster I am more expressive in my work which is really important to me.
I make landscape paintings, abstract paintings, illustrations, patterns and just anything that inspiration brings me to that day.
My favorite thing about painting is color. I love picking the perfect color combination for a project and then exploring how far I can take that combination. What else can I paint with these same colors? And does it really have to be in those colors or can I bend reality just a little to make it more fun?
I tend to reach for the same colors over and over again but I also love exploring new ones.