Roseberry Topping


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Limited Edition

Print that is signed and numbered by the artist.

Release Date

May 2015

Shipping and Framing

This will come to you either unframed and tubed with complimentary Continental U.S. shipping – use code ARTFREESHIP – or you can add a custom frame with us.

““We had moved from London and found ourselves surrounded by some of the most beautiful landscapes you could ever imagine, giant skies, fast running rivers, waterfalls, castles and sheep. I was totally overwhelmed and inspired to draw and capture all that was around me.” – Mackenzie Thorpe

Mackenzie Thorpe paints from his own experience, often utilizing landscapes that are both local and personal to him. He was born in the industrial town of Middlesbrough, England in 1956 and draws significant inspiration from the North Yorkshire countryside. The hill in the background of this artwork is known as “Roseberry Topping”, a significant landmark in the area. The hill has a distinctive half cone shape with a jagged cliff, leading many locals to compare it to the Swiss Alps.

In this Mackenzie Thorpe limited edition print for sale, the moon is high above the mountain as a train crosses the landscape in the fresh snow. The rolling hills are dotted with snow covered trees and a clear path to the mountain. The train’s lights are as bright as the moon and it speeds across the wintery scene. The artwork has an overall sense of calm, peacefulness, and quiet as the snow would muffle the noise of the train.

This artwork is an excellent example of Thorpe’s artistic talents as his work is honest and immediate. He uses his hands and fingers as an extension of the pastels to expertly blend the subtle colors in this landscape and fluffy, nighttime clouds. He draws exactly how he is feeling in the moment, capturing the essence of our human existence. The clouds seem to part and the light from the moon shines through, suggesting that the worst of our struggles are behind us.

The freshly fallen snow and stunning mountaintop in this Mackenzie Thorpe print is not dissimilar to something you may see near our gallery in Lake Tahoe. Marcus Ashley Gallery is a premier fine art destination, exhibiting 40+ of the world’s most renowned artists of our time and is recognized for its outstanding service, which includes custom framing, private home shows for clients within 60 miles and worldwide shipping.