The work coming out of Mackenzie Thorpe’s studio in Brighton is amongst the most sought after artwork in the world today. Prints, Original Pastels and Sculptures; his artwork is associated with a principle of "Art from the heart" – combining tenderness with fervency through his abstract depictions of animals and children. Thorpe’s work is wide ranging from the accessible 'square sheep' and hooded duffle coat boys to more challenging monochrome work focusing on isolation and man's struggle. Much of his work depicts his childhood growing up in Middlesbrough. Pushing through circumstance and social barriers, the industrial environment and people of his upbringing, remain a feature and inspiration within much of his work. Having gained a solid commercial presence, Thorpe’s work is recognised in the US, Japan, Australia, New Zealand as well as Europe and the UK and he has established collectors from the world of sport, music, film, politics and royalty. Recent accolades have included a ‘Best published Artist Award’ from the Fine Art Trade Guild, and being awarded a second Honorary Master of Arts Degrees from the University of Teeside. In 2012, Mackenzie was commissioned to produce a piece for HRH Queen Elizabeth II for the 2012 Diamond Jubilee which now stands as part of the Royal Collection.