MACKENZIE THORPE

Mackenzie Thorpe was raised in the industrial town of Middlesbrough in North Yorkshire, England in the 1950s, where his father worked as a laborer and his mother as an auxiliary nurse. The need and compulsion to draw was obvious from an early age and remains with him  today.  As a child, he would seek out whatever raw materials he could find; drawing on cigarette packs with stubs of pencils or using eye-shadow and lipstick illicitly obtained from his mum’s makeup bag. His struggle with dyslexia failed to thwart his confidence in painting and drawing and his early memories of community are perpetuated in his work with warmth and humor. Thorpe attended both Middlesborough College of Art and the Byam Shaw School of Art in London.  Following art school, he worked in London and then North Yorkshire where he continues to draw, paint and sculpt to this day. Thorpe has traveled the world to give masterclasses and as the guest of honor at his own  solo exhibitions.   He has gained recognition as a great artist and inspiration, and his work has been collected worldwide, both privately and by corporations and hospitals that have commissioned monumental bronzes currently installed in public venues in North America, Europe, and Asia.

Sleeping with Butterflies, Pastel on paper, 30 x 28 in, 2016
Sleeping with Butterflies, Pastel on paper, 30 x 28 in, 2016

ORIGINAL ARTWORK

Touching the Sun

2016, Pastel on Paper, 43 x 24 in.

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The Future

2016, Pastel on Paper, 45.5. x 23.5 in.

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The Dawn of Love

2016, Pastel on Paper, 42 x 23 in.

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Soon Home

2016, Pastel on Paper, 26 x 43 in.

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Reflections

2016, Pastel on Paper, 24 x 36 in.

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Edge of the Sea

2017, Pastel on Paper, 18 x 28 in.

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On Reflection

2017, Pastel on Paper, 39 x 23 in.

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Out to Sea

2017, Pastel on Paper, 24 x 40 in.

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Reflected

2017, Pastel on Paper, 26 x 37 in.

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Reflection

2017, Pastel on Paper, 28 x 33 in.

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Riding on Water

2017, Pastel on Paper, 43 x 22 in.

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Skipping in the Sky

2017, Pastel on Paper, 28 x 20 in.

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Take It Everywhere

2016, Pastel on Paper, 10 x 10 in.

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Wherever It Takes Me

2016, Pastel on Paper, 10 x 10 in.

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SCULPTURE

Lovers Entwined

2016, Bronze, 12 x 26 x 8 in.

Apostles

2013, Cast Parian, 10.25 x 31 x 8.25 in., Edition of 195

Bringer of Love

2017, Hand Painted Cast Resin, 8 x 12 x 7 in., Edition of 195

Bringer of Sunshine

2010, Bronze, 16 x 25 x 6 in., Edition of 35

Dock of the Bay

2015, Bronze, 10 x 12 x 32 in., Edition of 35

Following in His Footsteps

2016, Resin, 12 x 5.25 x 22 in., Edition of 195

Happy Days

2014, Hand Painted Cast Resin, 9 x 18 x 6 in., Edition of 125

Love Picker

2013, Stainless Steel, 60 x 22 x 14 in., Edition of 15

My Sunshine

2014, Stainless Steel, 67 x 47 x 23 in., Edition of 15

Pulling Together

2015, Bronze, 13.5 x 30 x 8 in., Edition of 35

Pure Love

2014, Resin, 54 x 54 in., Edition of 3

Waiting with Love

2012, Hand Painted Cast Resin, 14.5 x 8 x 8 in., Edition of 195

Beautiful View

2016, Stainless Steel, 74 x 18 x 18 in., Edition of 15

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LIMITED EDITION ARTWORK

Bends in the Path

2012, Archival Pigment Ink and Serigraph on Paper, 39.5 x 17.5 in., Edition of 125

Bicycle Made for Two

2014, Archival Pigment Ink and Serigraph on Paper, 33 x 34 in., Edition of 125

Big Red

2016, Archival Pigment Ink on Canvas Board, 27.5 x 42 in., Edition of 75

Fastest Car in the World

2016, Archival Pigment Ink on Canvas Board, 27.5 x 42 in., Edition of 75

Forest of Love

2011, Archival Pigment Ink and Serigraph on Paper, 42 x 34 in., Edition of 35

In Love

2016, Mixed Media with Diamond Dust, 22 x 18 in., Edition of 75

It's Magic

2013, Archival Pigment Ink and Serigraph on Paper, 20.25 x 30 in., Edition of 125

It's Raining Love

2013, Archival Pigment Ink and Serigraph on Paper, 33 x 25 in.

Leap of Faith

2011, Archival Pigment Ink and Serigraph on Paper, 17 x 40 in., Edition of 75

Love Picker

2012, Archival Pigment Ink and Serigraph on Paper, 28 x 21.5 in., Edition of 45

Love's Jungle

2014, Archival Pigment Ink and Serigraph on Paper, 28 x 25 in., Edition of 45

Out of Reach

2012, Archival Pigment Ink and Serigraph on Paper, 34 x 26.25 in., Edition of 45

Over Hill and Dale

2014, Archival Pigment Ink and Serigraph on Paper, 22 x 22 in., Edition of 125

Remembrance

2014, Archival Pigment Ink and Serigraph on Paper, 16 x 16 in., Edition of 125

The Road to Paradise

2012, Archival Pigment Ink and Serigraph on Paper, 10 x 40 in., Edition of 125

The Search

2013, Archival Pigment Ink and Serigraph on Paper, 24.5 x 19 in., Edition of 125

The Seeds of Love

2016, Archival Pigment Ink and Serigraph on Paper, 10.5 x 24 in., Edition of 295

Waiting with Love

2012, Archival Pigment Ink and Serigraph on Paper, 32 x 19.5 in., Edition of 195

You're My Rock

2016, Archival Pigment Ink and Serigraph on Paper, 25.5 x 34 in., Edition of 295
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