We have heard news that Mackenzie Thorpe is to go ‘self-publishing’ as of January 1st 2010 and he will end his publishing/distribution through Washington Green Fine Art Publishers of the UK.
This represents a massive shift in how Mackenzie’s limited edition prints & sculptures will be marketed and the availability of his works, either he will be more â€˜findableâ€™ to the average art buyer or harder to obtain as he will now be obtained only few a few select galleries, so potentially this could be good or bad news for the art buyer. How this will effect pricing of his works, i.e. higher or lower! is yet to be determined.
This will also likely effect distribution of his work in the USA and abroad as well. As soon as we have more details we will let you know.
There is a rumour that Washington Green will do a retrospective collection which is normally involves: new brochures, promotion and a ‘tour’ in select galleries of previously published Mackenzie Thorpe work, will have to wait and see.
Well my first example is of losing your dignity, this cat clearly appears to be very upset, heâ€™s obviously spent many hours fixing his hair and now itâ€™s all ruined and he’s going to have to cancel going to the party!
(‘Snow’ by Sue Hemming)
How many people have lost other stuff when they were in the snow?
This sort of thing seems to be a recurring theme in many paintings Iâ€™ve seen,
and the theme of Sheep in the snow is also a powerful and recurring image.
Does this say anything about the imagination of the artist? Because lets be honest, how many of them have actually been in the snow with Sheep, id bet itâ€™s not that many.
(‘In Snow’ by Mackenzie Thorpe)
Perhaps its because as a child we are taught that counting sheep in relaxing and I also feel that snow brings happy thoughts to most people, do you agree with me on this one? Thereâ€™s something very fluffy and cute about snow and itâ€™s hard to describe what the actual appeal is, I mean if we stay out to long in it we get a chill and a cold and have to rush into the warm.
Perhaps itâ€™s the association with happy memories? Whether itâ€™s a day off from school, playing out in the snow, or a wonderful Christmas you had or does it mean Father Christmas/ Santa is coming?
This is one of my own favourite pics, it shows a Snowman hiding behind the wall of a house ready to surprise the owners that just created him. How cool would that be? Mr. Snowman wants a snowball fight!
(‘On A Magical Winters Eve’ by Paul Horton)