Mark Hearld was born in York in 1974. He studied Illustration at Glasgow School of Art from 1994-97 and went on to the Royal College of Art to study for an MA in Natural History Illustration.

A fascination with animals and plants lies at the heart of Mark’s work. Hen runs, pigeon lofts and foxes appear often.

Mark’s main inspiration is Picasso but he is also greatly admires the work of Bawden, Ravilious and Piper from the 1930’s. And the Neo-Romantic artist/ illustrators of the 40’s and 50’s such as Keith Vaughn and John Craxton – due to their English particularity of vision.

Recent Exhibitions include:

  • Godfrey & Watt, Harrogate
  • Zillah Bell, Thirsk
  • Aldeburgh Gallery, Suffolk
  • Fry Art Gallery, Saffron Walden


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