Bjorkvik Autumn Sunset

Sally Usher Nature

This is an impression of a lake about an hour’s drive from Stockholm, Sweden. Well actually it is the edge of the Baltic Sea although it doesn’t feel like it with many islands floating in the distance. Its a place of natural beauty, where many Swedes go in summertime to relax. Now we are getting the shorter days, it is …

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 …

Tall Erik

Sally Usher Lighthouse, Nature

I saw “Tall Eric” lighthouse whilst on holiday in Olland, Sweden, (a lovely rural island) facing out to sea. You were able to view Tall Eric from a bird reserve over salt marshes. He was built in 1845, to 32 meters, with a staircase inside leading up to the top for some amazing views. Whilst we were there, a huge …