Coffee Shop

Sally Usher Gamla stan, Stockholm

This is from a winter walk in Gamla Stan when I was freezing cold and in dire need of coffee and a warm up! The snow had fallen and it was slippery on the cobbles so definitely good boots are required. The snow had been piled up to the sides giving a pathway for pedestrians; it also reflected the light …

Dawn at Karlsberg Castle

Sally Usher Stockholm

My partner, Joakim, was a guard at this Castle many years ago, and when I first came to Stockholm, he showed me this impressive building. Since then I have jogged (albeit rather slowly) past it several times. This is my impression from a bright early morning with a magnificent sky. The weather was cool but with the promise of a …

The Bloody Square

Sally Usher Gamla stan, Stockholm

I’ve painted this scene in a trio, including the edges and wish to sell the 3 paintings as a set, not to be sold individually.  As with all acrylic paintings, they look their best when lit from above with designated lighting. Stortorget meaning “Big Square” in Swedish is probably one of the most famous scenes in Gamla Stan, often on …

Winter morning in Gamla Stan

Frozen Morning

Sally Usher

It’s been really, really cold in Stockholm this last week (January 2016), with temperatures dropping down to -20 degrees! Luckily Swedish builders plan for this so our home has been nice and toasty. I took a brisk walk out the other day, you could feel the skin on your face starting to ache with the cold, but with the clear …