Brita Granström and Mick Manning

Monday 27th April 2015 sees the opening of two exhibitions at Edinburgh's Open Eye Gallery from our friends Brita Granström and Mick Manning.

In Sea Salt and Sour Dough, Brita will present a series of paintings capturing intimate, everyday moments inspired by her home life and the landscapes of the Scottish Borders. Playful and charming paintings which reflect her creativity in all aspects of her life.

'Sweden and the British Isles feature strongly in my paintings; environments that are always changing, never still. Painting on location both indoors and outdoors in all weathers produces images that, for me, encompass and celebrate themes of hope, humanity, life and mortality.’

For his Beasts of Scotland exhibition, Mick Manning has created a series of unique pochoir prints, created using hand-cut stencils, stippling and block printing.

Born in Yorkshire, Mick studied at Bradford, Newcastle and then the Royal College of Art. Having spent a number of years teaching artists including Mark Hearld at Glasgow School of Art, Mick now devotes him time to his illustration projects and printmaking activities.

Both exhibitions run from 27th April to 11th May 2015 at Open Eye Gallery, 34 Abercromby Place, Edinburgh EH3 6QE.

If you're unable to visit, we have a good selection of Mick Manning prints available from our online gallery.


Rescuing The Washing Brita Granström


Vintage Plates Brita Granström

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The Letter Brita Granström

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Parrot Tulips Brita Granström

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Setting The Table Brita Granström


Peregrine Over Edinburgh Mick Manning

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Golden Eagle Mick Manning

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Grey Seal Mick Manning

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Lurcher Pup Mick Manning