Four stunning works of art have been unveiled by world-renowned Yorkshire artist Mackenzie Thorpe to celebrate the 2019 Tour de Yorkshire.
Mackenzie, who hails from Middlesbrough, is one of the biggest-selling British artists of the last 30 years. He was confirmed as the official Tour de Yorkshire artist for 2019 when the full route for the fifth edition – which takes place between 2-5 May – was announced in December.
Famed for his atmospheric and poignant creations, Mackenzie’s work is true to his working-class roots and is packed with emotional expression and speaks of hope, love, struggle and challenge – values which align perfectly with the spirit of the Tour de Yorkshire.
The four works, entitled Yorkshire Coast, Over Moor and Dale, Riding with Grandad and The Boy Without a Bike, have been exclusively revealed today at Arthaus Gallery in Richmond, North Yorkshire which was established by Mackenzie in 1989.