Those who are not conversant in works of art are often surprised at the high value set by connoisseurs on drawings which appear careless, and in every respect unfinished; but they are truly valuable... they give the idea of a whole.
- Sir Joshua Reynolds
We do not see things as they are, we see them as we are.
- Anais Nin
 

 

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Linda Olafsdottir

Posted by Charley Parker at 11:56 pm

Linda Olafsdottir
Linda Olafsdottir was born in Reykjavík, Iceland, studied at the Iceland Academy of the Arts, and then moved to San Francisco to study at the Academy of Art University. She now resides in California.

Her web site has examples of both her illustration and her gallery paintings, as well as a sketchbook section and a blog.

Olafsdottir’s illustrations have an appealing innocence and charm, and range from sketch-like to more naturalistically rendered. Her gallery painting likewise show a range of approach. I found many of the drawings in her sketchbook particularly appealing.

Her blog includes many preliminary sketches for her finished illustrations, and often puts the images in context with the book project for which they were completed.

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  1. Comment by Adrien Bernard-Reymond
    Wednesday, December 16, 2009 @ 4:16 am

    Great artist! Very inspiring!

  2. Comment by Marcos Mateu
    Thursday, December 17, 2009 @ 8:54 pm

    Nice San Francisco shot!

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