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Mark Hearld is an artist and designer whose distinctive style is influenced by mid-twentieth-century neo-romanticism, the gaiety of 1930s modernism and British folk art. He is inspired by artists such as Eric Ravilious, John Piper and Edward Bawden.
Mark has an unbridled passion for making, and his extraordinary creativity leads to collaborative projects with artists and traditional craft makers across multiple disciplines.
Collage is central to Mark Hearld’s artistic output, not only as a medium but as a process that is firmly rooted in twentieth-century art. Collage was a technique used by Matisse, Picasso and John Piper to introduce abstraction into their images. Mark similarly uses this means of abstraction, combined with his traditional academic training and careful observation, to inform his creativity.
Mark Hearld studied Illustration at Glasgow School of Art before completing an MA in Natural History Illustration at the Royal College of Art. Mark works across a number of media, producing limited-edition lithographic and linocut prints, unique paintings, and hand-painted ceramics, as well as collage. His work is now exhibited all over the UK, including several solo exhibitions, most notably with Yorkshire Sculpture Park. He is in demand as a curator of exhibitions and collections, including The British Folk Art Collection at Compton Verney in Warwickshire, for which he produced new work in response to the collection.