Karolina Larusdottir - Oil Paintings
Karolina Larusdottir exhibits at the Cambridge Contemporary Art from 6-29 March 2009.
Karolina Larusdottir was born in Reykjavik, Iceland 1944.
She studied at the Sir John Cass College, London (1964-65), the Ruskin School of Art, Oxford (1965-67) and Barking College of Art (1977-80). She now lives and works in East Anglia.
Her watercolours, oil paintings and hand-made etchings are often inspired by her childhood in Iceland. Her grandfather's hotel in Reykjavik has provided a wealth of imagery. In some works she creates a world of her own with imagined people in strange situations. Her work contains a wry humour that enhances the surreal and timeless qualities she creates when dealing with her favourite topic, people.
She has received numerous awards and commissions. Some paintings have been commissioned by the Icelandic Government to present to visiting dignitaries. She is a member of the New English Art Club, the Royal Society of Painter Printmakers and the Royal Watercolour Society. In 1993 her biography was published in Iceland.
Her work is featured in numerous private and public collections world-wide, including those of The British Museum, London, The Vatican, H.M. Queen Elizabeth and the Icelandic National Collection.