Guðrun studied Art Therapy, Art and Psychology at the College of NJ, then known as Trenton State College. She graduated in 1990, and took part in numerous juried art shows winning both 1st prize in photography and art. While living in Connecticut she belonged to the Silver Mine art guild, promoters of local artist in Fairfield, CT.
Her work has been mostly commissioned and has thus far been sold to both Iceland and Spain. Her preferred subject matter used to portraits back then.
She was born and raised in Iceland where creativity is highly promoted. "We are taught to knit and sew at an early age." She thanks Iceland for that knowledge, especially for her recent Christmas ornament display created for the Icelandic Christmas tree at The Museum of Science and Industry.
Her paintings represent the emotional ties she has to her birth country, the colors in the sky, the mountains, and the ice. Each work is highly textured with wax and marble dust painted in oil.