| Mark Hearld
A painter and printmaker Mark Hearld was born in 1974, and based in York, Hearld studied illustration at Glasgow College of Art before completing an MA in natural history illustration at the Royal College of Art.
His work is based on his observations of the natural world, influenced by mid twentieth century Neo-Romanticism and the gaiety of 1930s Modernism. He is inspired by British artists such as Eric Ravilious, John Piper and Edward Bawden. Hearld's work is now exhibited all over the UK and commissions include set design for 2005 film Nanny McPhee and a range of ceramics for Tate.
Taking his inspiration from the flora and fauna of the British countryside, Mark works across a number of mediums, producing limited edition lithographic and linocut prints, unique paintings, collages and hand-painted ceramics. A children's book illustrated by a series of Mark's unique collages was published by Walker Books in May 2012 and in the Autumn of 2012 Merrell Books published "Mark Hearld's Work Book" - the first book devoted to Mark's work.