Theo Crutchley-Mack


I’m a contemporary British artist whose work appears in private and public collections throughout the UK.

As a teenager, I designed a 50 pence coin that was minted into national circulation with royal approval, sparking a clear artistic direction from a young age.

​Since graduating from Falmouth University with a sell-out degree show, I have continued to exhibit successfully throughout Wales and Cornwall for 6 years to date.

​In 2018 I was invited to the sub-Antarctic island of South Georgia where I painted and documented the ruined whaling stations to help fund raise for the South Georgia Heritage Trust, who work to restore the damaged habitats of native wildlife. The ramshackle quality of these ruins had a significant effect on my work and its progression.

​I strive to record the obscure landscape, often abandoned and remote. I spend many hours outside making plein air paintings that feed larger abstracted works. My studio paintings start out as wooden panels which are built up with multiple layers of splintered wood. This process forms the foundation for a sculptural approach to painting in which the underlying textures are often more prominent than the paint itself.