oanne Hunter and Michael J Browne with the new shop sign
THE Grasmere Gingerbread Shop’s iconic sign has been renewed by one of the UK’s most controversial artists.
Michael J Browne – who infamously depicted football legend Eric Cantona as Christ in his painting The Art of the Game – has now added culinary legend Sarah Nelson to his portfolio of work.
“I went from old sepia photographs of Sarah Nelson to get her look exactly right,” said the Manchester painter.
“Her eyes are strong and determined, even as an old lady, and I really wanted her powerful aura to come across in the overall shop sign.”
Sarah Nelson invented Grasmere Gingerbread ® in 1854.
Joanne Hunter, co-owner of The Grasmere Gingerbread Shop is thrilled with the new sign.