Mackenzie Thorpe was born in northern England (1956), the eldest of seven children. he overcame dyslexia to become the world renowned artist he is today. He attended Byam Shaw Art College in London. After 12 years living there he became disenchanted and moved back to Northern England. His style whilst influenced by Van Gogh and Rothko remains unique to him.
His work has sold out six exhibitions in the last few years. He had the biggest one man show in Northern England at Allerton Castle, 1995. He was selected as the official artist for the 1996 Artexpo LA and was commissioned by Elton John’s Aids Foundation to do the 1996 Holiday cards. Makenzie now resides in Richmond, North Yorkshire, with his wife Susan and his children Owen and Chloe.