Thorgrimur is an Icelandic artist, born in Reykjavík in 1980. He spent his teens composing and performing music before enrolling at the School of Audio Engineering in London at the age of 23. After London, musical aspirations led him to the Royal Conservatory in den Haag, Holland, from where he graduated in 2010. However, having aquired an interest in oil painting during his stay, he found he was further able to articulate his creative outlet in a visual medium, and has almost exclusively focused his attentions on oil painting since then.

Whenever possible, Thorgrimur prefers to work from direct observation, believing it to be the optimum way of creating an authentic look. Even though he finds inspiration in a variety of subjects the landscape, his greatest passion, continually finds its way to his canvas.

Working in the Alla Prima style of painting, Thorgrimur expresses his subject in what he likes to describe as painterly realism. Maintaining an emphasis on “accurate” drawing, values and color, he aspiers to capture his subject as honestly as possible while articulating its emotinal impact.

Out painting in Heiðmörk

Exibitions

2016 Group – December – Miniatures, Abend Gallery, Denver

2016 Solo – November – Gallerí Fold, Reykjavík

2016 Group – June – Landscape, Abend Gallery, Denver

2016 Group – June – Edge of Realism, Abend Gallery, Denver

2016 Group – May – Contemporary Figuration, Abend Gallery, Denver

2015 Solo – Gallerí Fold, Reykjavík

2015 Group – Kex, Reykjavík

2014 Group – Safnahúsið Ísafirði

2013 Group – Westfjord Art Festival, Ísafirði

2012 Group – Popup, Höfðatorgi, Reykjavík

2012 Group – Westfjord Art Festival, Ísafirði

2011 Group – Sanítas verksmiðjan, Reykjavík

Awards

September 2016, Art Muse Master Class – 1st place

September 2016, DPW contest – 3 place

April 2015, Bold Brush Award – 1st place

August 2015, DPW contest – 2nd place

December 2014, DPW contest – 1st place

My outdoor brush holder

Painting in Heiðmörk

Plein air in Mosfelldalur