Mark Hearld

Mark Hearld  is one of our favourite artists here at the Blue Magpie, we have been selling his cards and beautiful flying birds in the shop for years. To supply you with a little background on his career we have copied a brief summary from the St Judes website, where you can also take a look at his fabrics and papers.

“Born in 1974, Mark studied illustration at Glasgow College 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 works across a number of mediums, producing limited edition lithographic and linocut prints, unique paintings, collages and hand-painted ceramics.

We share Mark’s admiration for artist/designers such as Bawden, Piper, Nash – artists well regarded for their forays into the world of commercial design.

Mark 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 2012. “

In Autumn 2012 Merrell Books published "Mark Hearld's Work Book" - the first book devoted to Mark's work.

You might also like to view Mark's award winning fabrics and wallpapers for St. Jude's.”