Mackenzie Thorpe, an internationally renowed artist, was born in 1956 and raised in Middlesbrough during a period of economic hardship. Struggling with dyslexia early in his life, Mackenzie Thorpe found salvation in painting and drawing.

Mackenzie Thorpe's work expresses an entire range of human emotion, from the special bond of love and friendship, to the importance of self-reflection and individual triumphs. Mackenzie Thorpe wants to highlight the importance of looking after the world for future generations. Whilst some of his more serious pieces show the inevitable desperation of mankind and seeming futility of the human condition, Mackenzie Thorpe then shows us that there is hope and love. Using animals as well as people, Mackenzie Thorpe depicts beautiful poignant moments of our lives - moments. which we all understand and which show our vulnerability.

Mackenzie Thorpe has sold out six exhibitions over the last few years and he had the biggest one man show ever held in Northern England in 1995. He was selected as the official artist for the 1996 Artexpo LA and was commissioned by Elton John's Aids Foundation