AN artist renowned for his affectionate look on life in his hometown is returning to Middlesbrough to sign copies of his latest book.

Mackenzie Thorpe will be appearing at The Dorman Museum to promote ‘Out of the Shadows’, which covers his journey to becoming an international artist featuring pictures and personal photographs.

Famous for his images of the Transporter Bridge and Middlesbrough fans heading to a football match, the new book is his first in eight years.

“I love the Dorman Museum, it is everything a museum should be and it really seems like the perfect place in Middlesbrough to go to sign copies of my new book, which contains so many Middlesbrough-inspired images and memories," said Mr Thorpe who shows and sells his work at Arthaus gallery in Richmond, North Yorkshire.

He will be at the visitor attraction on Linthorpe Road on Sunday, November 30, from 1pm to 3pm where Out of the Shadows will be on sale for £35.

Phil Philo, Middlesbrough Council’s Senior Museum Curator, added: “We are absolutely thrilled to be hosting Mackenzie’s book signing in Middlesbrough and look forward to welcoming him.

“Mackenzie’s story of a Middlesbrough lad living through the ups and downs of an industrial town is a fascinating one that many will identify with and we look forward to acquiring a copy of Out of the Shadows for our collection.”