I have a peculiar affinity for Scandinavian artists, as well as a slight but detectable preference for female artists, so the work of Iceland's Louisa Matthiasdottir appeals to me. Tangentially, photographers have a lot to learn from painters (almost as much as the other way around), but not from every painter. See more of Matthiasdottir's work at the link.
Oh, and "Sjalfsmynd" means self-portrait in Icelandic (compliments of an English-Icelandic auto-translation site. Ain't the internet wunnerful?)
Posted by: MIKE JOHNSTON