Mick Manning is a graduate of the Royal College of Art and an Honorary Fellow of both the English Association and Bradford College. He exhibits with various galleries including The Twenty Twenty Gallery, St Jude’s Prints and Godfrey and Watt. He is also a writer and illustrator of children’s non-fiction picture books such as: A Ruined House (Walker Books), The Brontes (Watts) and Near The Bear North (Design for Today). He lives on the Northumberland coast and is married to the artist Brita Granström.
“I interpret the title of Claire Scott’s exhibition, When the Land Rested, as one of rejuvenation. Amid the bleakness of Covid it was heartening to hear how wild creatures were responding to the unexpected peace and quiet with a resurgence: Owls, so often the victims of motor vehicles, found respite. The songs of urban birds rivalled their country cousins in their new-found clarity. Air and water pollution ebbed and ‘beauty spots’ found sanctuary from hiking boots and picnickers.”
Mick Manning – May 2021