Iceland: Auroras, Snow Hiking, & Blue Lagoon

September 25, 2018By ChristinaNews No Comments

We’ve been enjoying this week in Iceland. We’ve left the island of Hrísey after a amazing month painting in beautiful Eyjafjordur. For those of you just tuning in I am in Iceland completing an artist residency of the northern coast of Iceland in Eyjafjordur. This is my story. Some highlights this week included the most … Read More

Iceland: the international artist exhibit

September 23, 2018By ChristinaNews No Comments

A month of amazing adventures has come to an end in one fantastic art exhibit at Saeborg in Hrisey. For those of you just tuning in, I was awarded an artist on residency program in the village of Hrísey, off the coast of northern Iceland, to create a new body of work inspired by the … Read More

Iceland: My Painting Technique

September 20, 2018By ChristinaNews No Comments

Hello from Hrísey! I’m back on the island and am fully enjoying the second half of the Artist in Residence program. I’m off the north coast in Iceland the month of September for a residency program at Gamli Skoli (Old School Arthouse) in the Eyjafjordur region. This is my story. The first part of my … Read More

Iceland: The Southeast Coast

September 16, 2018By ChristinaNews No Comments

I’m in Iceland for one month on an artist grant in painting. Along the way I’m painting, exploring and living fully through adventure, this is my story. It’s been an incredible drive through the last part of the country with glaciers, waterfalls, and hikes to boot. We ate some incredible lamb shank in Egilstaddir, the … Read More

Iceland: The Northeast coast

September 16, 2018By ChristinaNews 2 Comments

For those of you just tuning in, I’m in Iceland on a one month painting residency through a grant in higher education with the non profit Nordenbal. This is my experience. At day 10 I was running out of oil paints so my husband, Josh and toddler Jonah took a mid-residency break to finish driving … Read More

Iceland: days in Eyjafjordur

September 12, 2018By ChristinaNews No Comments

After two weeks in Iceland, halfway through my residency, we are settling into a routine and enjoying ourselves to the fullest. For those of you just tuning in, I’m in Iceland on a one month painting residency. The location is Hrísey which is off the northern most point in Iceland in the Eyjafjordur waters. What … Read More

Iceland: blue paint and blueberries

September 9, 2018By ChristinaNews 1 Comment

It has totally been the land of blueberries this week. Jonah tends to just eat the blueberries whole by the bowl. We’ve picked hundreds to our heart’s content here in the ‘energy zone’ a place that is supposed to fill you with great energy! We can’t believe the fields of orange, red, and green in … Read More

Iceland: Life on Hrísey

September 6, 2018By ChristinaNews 1 Comment

For those of you just tuning in I’m in Iceland for a one month painting residency in the far north off the coast of Akureyri. We’ve made it to the island of Hrísey! The island is so beautiful with natural landscapes of birds, sea life, and a lot of flora and fauna all around. The … Read More

Iceland: heading up the West Coast

September 1, 2018By ChristinaNews No Comments

It’s fine to head to Hrísey for the painting residency! Before we go we decide to take in a few more signs. We Do something very common in Iceland. Head to an outdoor swimming pool that is geothermal my heated! In Iceland it’s not uncommon to take a soak before work. We take in the … Read More

Iceland: The Reykjanesskagi Peninsula

August 30, 2018By ChristinaNews 4 Comments

Today we arrived in Iceland. I’m in Iceland on an art grant traveling to an island called Hrísey off the north coast to paint at residency. My family is joining me to share the adventure. This is our journey… It was one of those rare, beautiful sunny mornings. Josh and I were running on 6 … Read More