| Vigdis Sigmundsdottir|
Vigdis Sigmundsdóttir (Tvøroyri, 1 March 1934) is an artist from the Faroe Islands, most famous internationally for producing a collage of 12 motives from Ormurin Langi (‘The Long Serpent’) that resulted in a series of stamps from Postverk Føroya released in 2006.
Vigdis is a born artist, and started already as a child to draw, aquarelle and paint on canvas. As a child of the famous faroese painter Sigmund Petersen, she has had perfect surroundings for developing as an artist. Lately she has mainly concentrated on colorful paper collages. As collages has become her great passion, she has developed her own style and inspiration from the special light and weather on the Faroe Islands. She is a part of an artistic family, and currently her sister BIBI, niece Aggi Ásgerð Ásgeirsdóttir and niece Vígdis Petersen are renowned active artists.1956 Graduated as a Nurse from Randers Centralsygehus
1960s Attended courses on artistic drawing and painting at the School of Art in Randers
1972 Graduated as an Indoor Architect from Arkitekt Akademiet in Copenhagen
1980 Attended drawing and painting courses at the Nordic House in Tórshavn
Vigdis Sigmundsdóttir has displayed her art numerous times, but lately these are her main exhibitions:1995 The Faroese House, Copenhagen
2000 The Faroese House, Copenhagen
2001 Galleri Gertrud, Copenhagen
2002 Smiðjan í Lítluvík, Tórshavn
2004 Ormurin Langi in 'Kulturhuset Førde', Fjalar og Hyllestad, Norway
2004 Ministry of Culture, Tórshavn
2005 Ormurin Langi in the Nordic House in Reykjavík
2006 Ormurin Langi released as 12 stamps
2006 Bella Centeret in Copenhagen in association with a Viking Rotary Convention
2006 Drew Christmas stamps for Y´Mænds Club in Odense
2007 Helligåndshuset, Randers
The photos in the gallery below show some of the art works with motives from the old Faroese ballad "Ormurin langi", which Vígdis Sigmundsdóttir has created. They were used in a series of Faroese Stamps by Postverk Føroya in 2006.
Vigdis Sigmundsdóttir has recently moved to the island Suðuroy which is the most southern part of Faroe Islands. Suðuroy is generally regarded as the most beautiful island in the Faroes, and it is providing her with plenty of inspiration for her art.
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