The Heart of Winter


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Limited Edition

Print that is signed and numbered by the artist.

Release Date

November 2019

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.

“All is quiet, the world is still. Yet through it all I can always touch the warmth of my love for you” – Mackenzie Thorpe

In this Mackenzie Thorpe limited edition print for sale, a single figure carries a huge red heart through a wintery landscape. The small child is wearing the dark hooded duffle coat that is instantly recognizable in Thorpe’s work. He firmly believes that no matter what challenges we are going through in life, love will get us through it, keep us warm, and sustain us. Although the figure is alone, he has a huge amount of love and hope to help him on his journey.

The serene landscape has a sense of peace and quiet as the snow falls and sticks to the ground and trees. The evergreens in the foreground frame the figure in his plight, carrying the heart that is more than three times his size. The background is a gorgeous light blue pastel as Thorpe has perfectly captured the color of the sky during a winter storm. The placid lake reflects the trees and snow of the landscape and the moon peeks through in the distance.

Thorpe’s paintings are rooted in authenticity, they express a universal message of love and hope that every viewer can relate to. He paints exactly what he is feeling, giving his work an honest presence. This piece is particularly interesting as it exemplifies his more painterly style, in contrast to his figurative works. He uses his hands as extensions of the pastel sticks to subtly blend the tones throughout, creating a soft landscape. This expert blending can be seen in the gentle reflections on the lake. The quick movement and brushstrokes in the trees clearly stand out against the calm background and bright white snow brings light to the piece.

The breathtaking evergreen trees surrounding the quiet lake after a fresh snowfall in this image are very similar to the foliage you will see in and around Lake Tahoe where Marcus Ashley Gallery is located. In addition to several Mackenzie Thorpe artworks for sale, Marcus Ashley Gallery exhibits over 40 of the most iconic artists of our time. The gallery has been locally owned and operated for 18 years, providing luxury customer service, as well as any recommendations for upcoming community events.