Gudrun (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 the County in 2001 with her young family.
Gudrun has been painting for many years though more formally in the last ten years cultivating her own style in acrylic, pastel and mixed media. Her work has been collected privately, though, can been seen publicly as well. Gudrun has displayed her art in various shows and galleries throughout South eastern Ontario.
“I am continuously trying to broaden my approach to my art and my design work; to bring a fresh perspective to the subjects I paint and my chosen medium. The art community in Prince Edward County is vibrant, current, and inspiring. My graphic design work has allowed me to continually push myself to try new techniques, examining more intently, composition, space and form. I enjoy capturing the scenes of the day in the traditional sense as well as vignettes of life.”