Mark Hearld

Born: 1974
Place of Birth: York

Born in 1974, Mark studied illustration at the Glasgow School of Art and then completed an MA in Natural History Illustration at the Royal College of Art.

Taking his inspiration from the flora and fauna of the British countryside, Mark Hearld works across a number of mediums, producing limited edition lithographic and linocut prints, unique paintings, collages and hand-painted ceramics. Mark hold tremendous admiration for artist/designers such as Bawden, Piper, Nash – artists well regarded for their forays into the world of commercial design.

Mark Hearld has recently completed commissions for Faber & Faber and Tate Museums. A children's book illustrated by a series of Mark's unique collages was published by Walker Books in May 2012. In Autumn 2012 Merrell Books published "Mark Hearld's Work Book" - the first book devoted to Mark's work.

Selected commissions:
Faber & Faber; Tate Museums; ‘A First Book of Nature’ published by Walker Books. In Autumn 2012 Merrell Books published ‘Mark Hearld’s Work Book’ – the first book devoted to Mark’s work.

Awards:
Elle Decoration British Design Award 2012 for ‘Harvest Hare’ wallpaper for St Jude’s.

Mark Hearld's solo exhibition Studio Life takes place in The Gallery from 30 January - 23 February 2019.