Mackenzie Thorpe’s journey from dyslexic child ostracised by his peers to international artist exhibiting worldwide has been both extraordinary and inspirational.
Born into a working class family in Middlesbrough, struggling through school with an undiagnosed learning difficulty and doing manual work in the local shipyard by the age of 15, Mackenzie Thorpe defied the expectations of society with a combination of pioneering style and unbridled passion.
Mackenzie’s perspective on life is clear. He doesn’t hide the fact that often life is a struggle, a dark tunnel which can seem endless. However, he passionately believes that our frail dreams are worth nurturing and that love and honesty will triumph over adversity.
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