I visited Iceland for the first time. You can find several pictures of the beautiful, volcano dominated landscapes in the albums Aerials and Landscapes. But in this post I want to focus on a special discovery I made when visiting the village Dalvík. I was attracted by a house that was painted in bright colours, ornamented by a pinkish white camper. While I was taking fotos a car arrived, the driver got out and approached me, inviting me to see the inside of the house. It seemed to be a former school with big rooms, that could have been class rooms. And indeed, the man confirmed that it was a school in earlier days. And this man was the one who transformed the school into a gallery; a gallery hosting the pictures of his uncle J. S. Brimar. I already peeked inside and I was astonished to see lots of paintings hanging on the walls of different styles, and those paintings immediately stroke me. The man later on introduced himself as Rangar Thoroddson, the nephew of the painter. He introduced me to the paintings and told me very interesting stories about his uncle and himself, focussing on his uncle and his paintings.
Take a look at my album “J. S. Brimar’s Gallery” and understand why I was immediately totally stroke by his art.
2 replies on “Jón Stefán Brimar Gallery in Dalvík, Iceland”
Hi, Toby. This is Ragnar , the viking in Iceland. How are you doing? Why can I not longer look your pictures of the paintings of JSBrimar? Hope everything is o.k. Waiting for your answer. Ragnar Th.
Hi Ragnar, good to read from you! You can still watch the album by going to the menu (the three small horizontal lines in the top left corner), selecting “Sir Toby’s Views” and then scrolling down to “Brimar’s Gallery”. Just click on the picture and the show will begin. 😉 Greetings to Iceland!