Charlie Mackesy is a British artist and author. After beginning as a cartoonist for The Spectator and a book illustrator for Oxford University Press, he began exhibiting in galleries across the world. His work features also in many public spaces, including hospitals, prisons, women’s safe houses, churches, and university colleges. He has lived and painted in the UK, America, and Southern Africa. In 2006, he produced ‘The Unity Series’, a collaborative set of lithographs with Nelson Mandela.
The Reading Room Owl
By Charlie Mackesy
From Charlie Mackesy
Featured book by Charlie Mackesy
The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse
A boy, a mole, a fox, and a horse share a series of heartfelt and profound conversations about the meaning of life, universal truths and friendship. Accompanied by exquisite artwork, the book explores our innermost feelings with delicate sensitivity and candour. “All four characters represent different parts of the same person,” explained Mackesy “the inquisitive boy, the mole who’s enthusiastic but a bit greedy, the fox who’s been hurt so is withdrawn from life, slow to trust but wants to be part of things, and the horse who’s the wisest bit, the deepest part of you, the soul.”Read more