About Me
THE GALLERY OF ORIGINAL ARTWORK BY MIKE THORN FEATURING
MEN OF THE BIG, BEEFY AND HAIRY KIND!

MIKE THORN                                       London UK.

A Londoner, I am inspired to show images of gay men that challenge the stereotypical ideal of the toned, smooth, youthful physique. I portray relaxed, masculine men, often with a heavy, hirsute build, with an element of underlying sexuality, sometimes coupled with a hint of humour. Bears, leather men, skinheads and men in uniform all provide sources of inspiration.  My work ranges from painting in oils and acrylic, drawing in coloured pencil, through to illustrating stories for various publications.

I accept commissions for portraits, fantasy scenarios etc, and can work from your photographs, so distance is no problem. I can give quotes for your project by return email. Many people request my work for civil partnership, and anniversary gifts.

 

Exhibitions:      New York, San Francisco, Paris, Berlin, Sydney               
Amsterdam, Bergen, Cologne, London, Manchester, Birmingham.

Publications:     American Bear, Bear Magazine, Kerle, International Leatherman, Mach, Bearhug, Uniform, Eurobear.

Books & TV:   GaytimeTV, Channel 4 TV,  ‘Bear Icons’ books I            
                        and 2, ‘FUR – The love of hair’ book.