Born in Middlesbrough North Yorkshire, Mackenzie Thorpe has been hailed as “a global art phenomenon”, credited with changing the face of art publishing within the UK. Arthaus is Mackenzie’s personal gallery at the heart of the Richmond community.
During a celebrated 30 year career, the artist has been presented with numerous awards and accolades, including The Best Published Artist Award by the Fine Arts Guilds, an Honorary Master of Arts Degree from Teesside University and a Lifetime Achievement Award dedicated by the Mayor of Middlesbrough.
Mackenzie’s latest honour is to be named official artist for the Tour de Yorkshire 2019. He will create a collection of artworks rooted in authenticity, packed with emotional expression and speaks of hope, love, struggle and challenge - values which align perfectly with the spirit of the race.
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.
Mackenzie first became famous for his iconic “Square Sheep”, but over the years has also established other infamous and distinctive genres such as the “Duffle Coat Child”, “Big Head’s” “Love” and his “Industrial” DNA.
Mackenzie’s exclusive gallery, Arthaus, was established in 1989 and is a leading attraction in Richmond North Yorkshire, drawing in thousands of visitors from around the world. Made up of two floors, the first features a selection of Limited Edition Prints, original artwork, bronzes, sculpture, greeting cards, books and Merchandise. The second floor, known fondly as “Upstairs at Arthaus” holds free monthly exhibitions and events, more recently showing, “Made In Teesside”, “The Timeline Collection” and “The D-Day Dodgers” a read through play which was taken to the 2017 Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
Discover the work of Mackenzie Thorpe at Arthaus Gallery www.mackenziethorpe.net