Works on Paper

Middlesbrough artist Mackenzie Thorpe is renowned for his iconic collection of art works on paper which are truly created from the heart. Using pastels and oils from a warm, rich palette, Mackenzie’s authentic imagery is imbued with an honesty which speaks of love, life and hope and reflect the shared emotion of the human experience. Uniquely he manages to lay down on paper both the light and the dark; for example the struggle of the working man in a desolate industrial landscape contrasts in turn, with bright joyful images of children dancing.

His innate creative ability is further evidenced by his distinctive Yorkshire-inspired collections.  Born in Middlesbrough with strong Yorkshire connections, for the past thirty years Mackenzie has perfectly captured both the beauty and the danger of the moors and dales. He lays down the brooding giant skies, stunning landscapes, fast running rivers, waterfalls, castles, the shepherds and sheep of the glorious white rose county,  expressed with feeling and passion an artist can only express, when they are truly inspired.

Mackenzie has been selling his work for thirty years and although his success now takes him around the world, Middlesbrough and Yorkshire remain in his heart as ‘home’, depicted so often in his stunning original pastel and watercolour pictures and prints.

Love is an important, unifying aspect of Mackenzie’s art. This search for love, our need for it and the power of it, is apparent in lots of his work, not just the more symbolically obvious images. It is imbued in the images of the Square Sheep (his family) and in the Duffle Coat Child who is often pulling a big heart but also in the nostalgic industrial images of northern England that Mackenzie remembers so vividly from his childhood.

“I think I now realise that what I draw are universal emotions, we all laugh, we all cry, we all hope and we all fear, and above all, we all strive for love.”  Mackenzie Thorpe

Artist Mackenzie Thorpe working on landscape painting close up
Over Hill and Dale Mackenzie Thorpe
Over Hill And Dale
The Phantom Mackenzie Thorpe
The Phantom
Artist Mackenzie Thorpe in front of easel
Gods own land Mackenzie Thorpe
Gods Own Land
Dinner Time Mackenzie Thorpe
Dinner Time
At The Edge
Artist Mackenzie Thorpe working on easel
Back on the Job Mackenzie Thorpe
Back On The Job
No one to catch me Mackenzie Thorpe
No one to Catch Me
Mists of Time Mackenzie Thorpe
Mists of Time
Artist Mackenzie Thorpe working on landscape painting
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