(1956 - PRESENT)

Born in Middlesbrough North Yorkshire, Mackenzie Thorpe is an artist who has been hailed as “a global art phenomenon”, credited with changing the face of art publishing within the UK. His works are associated with a principle of “Art from the heart” – combining tenderness with fervency through his abstract depictions of animals and children. His work is wide-ranging from the accessible ‘square sheep’ and duffle coat boys to more challenging work focusing on isolation and man’s struggle. Much of his work depicts his childhood growing up in Middlesbrough, U.K.

Mackenzie Thorpe’s artwork is renowned for being accessible to all, with followers of his work spanning from Yorkshire to Chicago, Japan to Liverpool. Some more familiar collectors of his work are Actor Tom Hardy, Author JK Rowling and Queen Elizabeth II to name a few. Mackenzie has also undertaken many prestigious commissions for clients which range from The Andre Agassi Foundation, the Elton John Aids Foundation, Princess Anne and William Hague.

Having just celebrated 30 years in the business in 2019, Mackenzie continues to blaze a trail for the artists who have followed in his footsteps. In his anniversary year Mackenzie’s work has been celebrated from the banks of the river Tees where he grew up, through the hills and dales of Yorkshire where he made his name, across UK galleries to the shores of America and Japan.