Let the beauty of what you Love be what you do..
Born in Sandgerdi in 1975, she remained there for many years until her parents (Oskar Herbert Thormundsson & Elva Björk Georgsdottir) relocated to Njardvik and then Keflavik, which is where she resides to date.
From the age of 4, she always wanted to be an artist and excelled in this field, as she became older, her love for art grew, inspired by classical artists such as Dali, Picasso, Delacroix, Michelangelo, and of course the famous Icelandic artist’s Johannes Sveinsson Kjarval and Erik Smith.
Putting brush to canvas became a daily practice for Tobba but she wasn’t able to follow her dream of being a fully-fledged artist and had to carry out many jobs to keep her and her young son, Oskar.
Being a fisherwoman to working in aviation and then teaching art are some of the roles she carried out but after being diagnosed with ADHD and dyslexia
Let the beauty..
What we have once enjoyed we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes a part of us.
This diagnosis’s changed her life forever and against all the odds, she quit teaching art, much to the dismay of the ladies she taught art at MSS
This next chapter of her life was to become one of the most challenging and prolific times of her life and saw her, throw herself totally into her art and the opening of Gallery Tobba.
Of what you love…
When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy.
Dealing with the diagnosis of ADHD and dyslexia, Tobba had to dig deep into her soul and started producing, what one can only say is magnificent works of art.
From exceptionally detailed sculptures of Norse mythology and beautiful creatures, through to wonderful paintings. Her style is fresh, crisp, thought-provoking, and simply beautiful, very much like her.
Be what you do..
The world always seems brighter when you’ve just made something that wasn’t there before.
Elegant, gorgeous, stunning, radiant, exquisite, delicate, divine, dazzling, enticing, enthralling, magnificent, mesmerizing, charming, captivating, alluring are just some of the words I would use to describe the Artworks of Tobba.
You will spend hours with Tobba as she adores expressing and sharing her meanings behind her paintings and sculptures.
In addition, you also will learn about Icelandic history and culture here.
Tobba is undoubtedly very friendly and helpful, this is a visit you won’t want to miss!!”