Guðrun Jonsson studied art therapy, fine art, and psychology at Trenton state college, known today as the college of NJ. In 1990, she graduated having participated in many exhibitions. She won both 1st place awards for her photography and fine art. While working in Connecticut she belonged to the Silver Mine art guild in Fairfield.
Guðrun has commissioned work sold both in Iceland and Spain. Her subject matter has since switched from portraiture to landscape over the years.
She is proud of her Icelandic heritage where she was born and raised, where creativity is held in high regard. "We are taught to knit and sew from an early age." She thanks Iceland for that skill; her ornaments adorn the Chicago's Museum of Science and Industry's Christmas Around the World exhibition, representing Icelandic culture and the fine arts.
Her paintings depict the emotional ties she has to her country of origin from the colors in the sky to the mountains, and the ice. She mixes marble dust with wax to achieve the highly textured surface of her work, which she then adds oil to.