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Mark Hearld’s Work Book.

September 24, 2012

Today I can bring you the much awaited news of Mark Hearld’s Work Book being released on October 26th. I was lucky to get a sneaky preview from the guys at Merrell Publishers, and I’m so excited that I did, because it’s a fascinating book.

First of all the book is beautifully bound and the quality of it’s pages, speak of the riches to come lol. This is an amazing account of Mark’s prolific and artistic outpourings.  His sculptures, ceramics, collage, screen-prints, lithographs are all documented and grouped into nature-related themes introduced by Mark, 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.

Under the headings of ‘Birds and Beasts’, ‘Winter’, ‘Venice’, ‘Marine Life’, Mark’s beautiful images lead us through the landscapes he creates, either in collage, print, lino or simply paint and pencils. With some detailed photographs explaining how his illustrations develop and come to life.

Other chapters take the viewer on a trip through Mark’s illustrations, book jackets, sculptures and ceramic work.

If you are new to Mark’s work, then there’s a great little video about it below.

If you’re as excited as I was about Mark’s work then you can grab a pre-order copy of the book here and if you like Mark’s fabrics and fancy a lampshade made from one of them, have a look at the work of Revill Revill too, such beautiful ideas. Thanks again to Mark at Merrell for the chance to review this wonderful publication.

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11 Comments leave one →
  1. September 24, 2012 11:45 am

    i love his work, I was lucky enough to go on a collage workshop run by Mark earlier this year. He is really inspirational and an amazing artist

    • September 24, 2012 12:22 pm

      Wow now I am jealous lol. I think I’d feel a little star struck as well as inspired lol

  2. September 25, 2012 1:36 pm

    Looks like a very interesting book.

    • September 25, 2012 3:56 pm

      Thanks Lee, it’s a great publication and also inspiring to look at from a creative point of view.

  3. September 27, 2012 5:17 pm

    Hi there, thankyou so much for mentioning Revill,Revill lampshades. I’m so lucky to be working with St.Jude’s and able to use such brilliantly designed fabrics. I’m also a big fan of Mark Hearld’s work and am really looking forward to receiving my copy of his book. A great review by the way! Best wishes, Karen.

    • September 27, 2012 5:33 pm

      Hi Karen, thanks for the message. I loved the lampshades they look amazing, and as I’m a fan or Mark, Angie and Ed Kluz’s work, how can I fail to love them lol
      I’m glad you liked the post too.

  4. September 30, 2012 9:18 am

    I like his illustrations for “Outside Your Window: A First Book of Nature” a lot! Looking very much forward to this new book!

    • September 30, 2012 4:50 pm

      Yes that’s also very beautifully illustrated. You’ll love this one too then.

  5. December 5, 2012 11:16 pm

    I just pre-ordered the book (not available in the US until January) and can’t wait until it ships. It looks fabulous-thanks for showing so many of the images.

    • December 6, 2012 12:30 am

      No problem it’s a great book so worth the wait. 🙂

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