I enjoy creating movement and tension in my work, beckoning the viewer into its depths. Whether the subject is a still life or a landscape, that energy comes through, by way of the composition, or colour palette and my quick brushwork and layered collage.
Guðrún (Finnbogadottir) Gallo was born in Iceland in 1964. She graduated from Durham College in Oshawa, ON with a Graphic Design diploma in the mid 80’s.
She worked as a Design Editor and Art Director for many well known national magazine publications and newspapers in Toronto, including The Toronto Star and The Globe and Mail National Newspaper before moving to Prince Edward County in 2001 with her young family.
Guðrún has been painting for twenty years or so, off and on, taking a hiatus to focus on running her retail business. She is now able to solely focus on her love of painting and creating, cultivating her unique style in acrylic and oil.
Her work has been collected both privately and publicly. Guðrún has displayed her art in various regional shows and galleries throughout Southeastern Ontario.