Let the beauty of what you Love be what you do !
From the age of 4 Tobba decided to be an artist and 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 take care of her self and her young son, Oskar.
Being a fisherwoman, working in aviation, study and working as electrician and then teaching art are some of the roles she has had in her life on top of being a true artist. The next chapter of her life became one of the most challenging and prolific times in her life when she decided to throw herself totally into the art-world and opening of her own gallery, Gallery Tobba in Reykjavik, Iceland. When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a river of joy when you can finally work with what you love, the creation of art.
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 own character.