Triple exhibition showcases talents of Swedish artist

Brita Granstr�m portrait by Diana Pappas
Brita Granstr�m portrait by Diana Pappas

A new exhibition of work by a Swedish artist is set to run concurrently at three venues, including one near Morpeth.

Love Letters is made up of pictures by Brita Granström, a Swede living in Northumberland, and it can be seen at St Mary’s Inn at Stannington and in Newcastle at Jesmond Dene House and Gallagher and Turner Art Gallery.

As the title suggests, there are indeed paintings of letters but they depict love in a broader sense rather than simply romantic exchanges.

Granström divides her time between Britain and Sweden and her career between illustration and painting.

Born in Sweden in 1969, she studied at Orebro University’s art school from 1988 to 1989 and then from 1989 to 1992 at Stockholm’s Konstfack University College of Arts, Crafts and Design.

She moved to England in 1993 and now lives in Berwick, though she spends summers in Sweden, with her partner Mick Manning, an author and illustrator with whom she has collaborated on many award-winning illustrated children’s books, and their four sons.

The threefold exhibition runs from Friday, February 12, to Saturday, April 16, at all three venues. Granström’s work will be available for sale throughout the shows.

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