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Compact edition
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UK £24.95
US $39.95
Hardback
192 pages
200 colour illustrations
22.5 x 19.2 cm (8.75 x 7.75 in)
ISBN: 978-1-8589-4709-9
Published in the UK September 2022
Published in the US October 2022
Mark Hearld's Work Book

Texts by Simon Martin

The artist Mark Hearld finds his inspiration in the flora and fauna of the British countryside: a blue-eyed jay perched on an oak branch; two hares enjoying the spoils of an allotment; a mute swan standing at the frozen water’s edge; and a sleek red fox prowling the fields. Hearld admires such twentieth-century artists as Edward Bawden, John Piper, Eric Ravilious and Enid Marx, and, like them, he chooses to work in a range of media – paint, print, collage, textiles and ceramics. Now available in a new compact hardback edition, Work Book is the first collection of Hearld’s beguiling art. The works are grouped into nature-related themes introduced by Hearld, who narrates the story behind some of his creations and discusses his influences. He explains his particular love of collage, which he favours for its graphic quality and potential for strong composition. The art historian Simon Martin contributes an essay on Hearld’s place in the English popular-art tradition, and also meets Hearld in his museum-like home to explore the artist’s passion for collecting objects, his varied creative practices and his startling ability to view the wonders of the natural world as if through a child’s eyes.

 

A new compact hardback edition of the first book devoted to the St Jude’s artist Mark Hearld and his enchanting, bold visions of the landscapes, plants and animals of the British countryside

Presents more than 150 of Hearld’s popular prints, collages, sketches and textile and ceramic designs

An exquisite, eclectic scrapbook that will delight all lovers of natural history, as well as fans of printmaking and English folk art

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Author Profiles

Mark Hearld studied at Glasgow School of Art and the Royal College of Art, London. He is a highly versatile artist, using a wide range of media and design projects to explore his love of nature, his interest in English popular art and his belief in the importance of living life visually. His book Raucous Invention: The Joy of Making was published in 2022.

Simon Martin is the Director of Pallant House Gallery in Chichester, West Sussex. A specialist in modern British art, he is the author of numerous monographs and exhibition catalogues on such artists as John Piper, John Minton, Edward Burra, Colin Self and John Tunnard.

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