Mark Hearld

Mark Hearld

A fascination with animals and plants lies at the heart of Hearld’s distinctive, bold, energetic, and above all, unmistakeably British engravings and prints. Read more

Born in York in 1974, having studied illustration at Glasgow School of Art Hearld followed his fascination with the wildlife of Britain, taking an M.A. in Natural History Illustration at the Royal College of Art.

Since then, he has taken inspiration from the work of Picasso, as well asmid-twentieth century Neo-Romanticism and the gaiety of 1930’s Modernism.Particularly important have beenEdward Bawden, Eric Ravilious and John Piper—accordingly, in 1998 the Tate invited Hearld, along with Paula Rego and Anthony Micallef, to take part in the 50th anniversary celebration of the Curwen Studios in Cambridgeshire, so important in the careers of Bawden, Ravilious and Paul Nash. Hearld’s recent exhibition at Scarborough Art Gallery also celebrated the influential collaboration between Bawden and Ravilious.

Hearld works using a variety of media—painting, collage, lithographic and linocut printing as well as hand painted ceramics.