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Art Exhibition Celebrates the Icelandic Sheepdog

By Larissa Kyzer

Photo: Screenshot RÚV.

Dog trainer and art teacher Sóldís Einarsdóttir is paying tribute to the Icelandic sheepdog in a new exhibition at the Ábæjarsafn Open Air Museum, RÚV reports.

“Above all, the Icelandic sheepdog is just a lot of fun,” Sóldís told RÚV. “They’re incredibly vivacious, they smile at you, and they always want to play.”

The exhibition consists of Sóldís’ oil paintings of sheepdogs in different environments. Her own dog modelled for several of the works.

Screenshot RÚV

“I’m a big dog person,” she continued. “We celebrated the Day of the Icelandic Sheepdog last year on July 18. And I thought that we needed some pictures of Icelandic sheepdogs.”

Screenshot RÚV

The experience has been an enjoyable one for Sóldís, who says that she had such a good time painting Icelandic sheepdogs that she plans to start painting other dog breeds and other animals as well in the future.

The exhibition will be on display at Ábæjarsafn through Monday, August 31.

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