About the Artist

Sigrun Olsen graduated from the State Academy of Fine Arts in Stuttgart, Germany, in 1984.


​After overcoming a serious illness in the 1990s, Sigrun´s artistic style changed. Her work became much more refined - it became spiritual.


From the years 1986-1998 during the summers, Sigrun and her husband, Thor Barddal, ran very successful spiritual health retreats on the west cost of Iceland. Most visitors where from Iceland but also a few international guests.


Sigrun has lived and worked in Germany, the USA and Portugal. Now once again in her native Iceland, she paints exclusively for the benefit of humanity, with the aim to inspire people to have their own spiritual realization.


As well as painting, Sigrun is the national coordinator of the Brahma Kumaris meditation centers in Iceland, one in the Capital, Reykjavik and one in the north of Iceland.


1982 Theater am Turm, Frankfurt, Germany
1983 Exhibitiopn in the State Academy of Fine Arts, Stuttgart, Germany

​1983 Galley Laekjartorg, Reykjavik, Iceland

​1983 The Nordic House, Reykjavik, Iceland

1987 Gallery Thridrangur, Reykjavik, Iceland

1989 Gallery Gangskor, Reykjavik, Iceland

1990 Calaway Studios, Texas, USA

1990 Lanning Gallery, Houston, Texas, USA

1991 Café Paris, Houston, Texas, USA

1991 Ásmundarsalur, Reykjavik, Iceland

1992 Á næstu grösum, Reykjavik, Iceland

1993 Piramide, Porto, Portugal

1994 Espiral Art Gallery, Oeiras, Portugal

2007 Inner Space, Oxford, England

2009 Global Retreat Centre, Oxford, England

2011 Madhuban, Mount Abu, India

2013 Hafnarborg, The Hafnarfjordur Centre of Culture and Fine Art