Sunday, January 13, 2008

“Snæfellsnes in the distance”

Ingólfur and Susan Guðjónsson of Sheffield, England,
have shared the image of their Peter Schmidt painting which is a view across Faxaflói Bay to the glacier of Snæfellsnes in Iceland. "I dont think it had a name,but when the image was used for the Living Art exhibition in Reykjavík in 1995 somebody wrote on the back “Snæfellsnes in the distance”. I don't think it was there before! We bought the painting in 1978 at Gallery Suðurgata 7 and we almost bought another, "Sprengisandur", which subsequently appeared in the Iceland Review magazine. How we love ours and miss the other one! We only met once or twice with Peter but we could so easily have become friends. I guess that that feeling is common to most of us as he died so young".

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