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Volcano a Day is a project that accidentally sprung forth with the new eruption in Geldingadalir close to Fagradalsfjall. Since at first it wasn‘t expected to stay active for very long, I thought it would be a great idea to paint one picture a day of the eruption whilst it was active. 50 days later the volcano was still in full power…

I have set myself the goal to paint 100 pictures of the volcano. I paint "live" through the webcams set up in the area, although I was able to hike and paint on location on day 12! I am now halfway through and the first 50 artworks can be seen in the gallery below, these were painted every day since the eruption began and I will be resuming painting the next 50 shortly! The first 50 are all available as limited edition A5 prints (only 20 in this size will be in circulation).

Plein air painting eruption in Iceland

On day 12, 31st March, I hiked to see the eruption with my own eyes and painted these on location.

Day 12  Plein Air

Starting painting on location in Geldingadalir
 Painting the volcano in Geldingadalir
Finished painting on location of the volcano

The first 50 paintings are all available as limited edition A5 prints (only 20 in this size will be in circulation). Printed on high quality 350gsm Magno Satin paper, each is signed and numbered by hand. Each print costs 5000kr (ISK) / £25 (GBP) plus postage, although I am currently offering FREE shipping within Iceland.
If you are interested you can message me via my facebook page or send me an email:


Limited Edition Prints
now available



Limited Edition Prints

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If you'd like to keep up to date and follow along then be sure to check out our social pages, which are updated regularly with new paintings and behind the scenes images and videos!

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Who are the people behind "Volcano a Day /Eldfjall á dag?" 

Amy Riches is the artist that is making all these paintings of the eruption! She lives in Iceland at the moment but is from England. She works as a graphic designer when she is not doing art. 

Ragnheiður Ásta is also an artist, but just part of this project as a general helper, keeping Amy on track and managing social media for the project. 

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