"ICON 1"


When I first set up the Art Haus shop things were very difficult again. There was problems with money and a lot of local people were putting down my work. That’s when I did the first ‘square sheep’. It just came to me, I don’t know why. But I knew straight away why it was square. Sexism, racism, homophobia, bigotry, conformity, that’s what it represented.

Original Painting

Gouache and Pen on Paper

9.5" x 8.5" inches


by Mackenzie Thorpe b.1956 United Kingdom

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 I work here in my shop, with this big wide window. Everyone can see in, see what I do – where are no tricks! It’s not a gift from God, I’m just a normal bloke doing my job, like anybody else.


Sometimes my life has been a dark tunnel, but a dark tunnel can be very productive. You’ve got to do your best to come out at the other end. I’m fighting all the time in my pictures. But there’s lots of fun in them too.