Mark Hearld: Inspiring Artist

I came across Mark Hearld’s work courtesy of and was instantly smitten. Mark’s modern take on historical British scenes remind me very much of the colonial style of my family’s home in the late seventies and early eighties. I didn’t love the style of furniture, but what with Little House on the Prairie and The Waltons on tv, I did appreciate the folk art, animal imagery and the connection to a simpler time.

I also have a soft spot for printmaking, and I love the way Mark’s animals and plants feel so expressive and alive and I love the texture he creates with his woodcuts, collages and lithographs.