Belgravia Gallery has worked with Charlie Mackesy for almost 20 years, and has exhibited his work in several one man and group exhibitions alongside various artists including Nelson Mandela and Rembrandt.
We have exhibited Mackesy's works in exhibitions in both London and internationally - and are always amazed by his ability to capture the world so brilliantly.
He says of his work and career....
'I was born and bred in Northumberland in 1962, and spent most of my time running about the hills with sheep. I began drawing in the early 1980s in London. I didn't study art but just kept busy - working as a cartoonist for the Spectator magazine, as an illustrator for Oxford University Press, drawing ads for the daily papers and doing poster designs for delights such as Cockspur Rum...There are clear and obvious sections [in my work]--the jazz, the angels and musicians, the prodigals; but interspersed between all of these are random studies of life such as of people I know, friends, and cafes which are unspecific in their intentions of theme but to me are as valid.
I am cautious to explain what I think the work is saying for fear of taking away from you something you have seen and I have not. I could conclude by saying that life is precious and faith is a journey and sometimes art can give a small glimpse of these moments seen, and unseen.'
Mackesy's paintings have been exhibited throughout the world and are in many major collections.