Humphrey-Lahti Art features works by the creative duo Marko and Eva Humphrey-Lahti and occasionally other carefully sourced artists.
Marko is a self-taught English sculptor with 20-years experience and a solid business background after a first career as a corporate leader in Marketing and PR. Eva is a Finnish architecture and design professional turned artist.
We combined our considerable skills and expertise to form Humphrey-Lahti Art and developed Art in Context to show sculpture, paintings and other works of art in the context of a contemporary living space. This approach enables visitors and collectors to view a wide range of art as it could appear in their own homes, gardens or in a variety of business settings.
We also provide advice on art selection and ideal placement for both individuals and businesses. We open our Scandinavian style contemporary home for Art in Context four times a year and by appointment. We also exhibit our art with galleries and at art fairs both in the UK and Internationally.
We share our love of art in its many forms and appreciate the positive impact it has on wellbeing, shaping our lives and enriching our characters. Our drive is to show individuals and businesses how to live with and incorporate art for their enjoyment and to enhance both working and private living spaces with the tangible benefits that art offers.
We are within easy reach of Central London; 40 minutes from London Kings Cross Station and conveniently placed for main roads from all directions. We are 20 minutes drive from Cambridge.
Please feel free to browse the art on our site. You can save your favourite pieces in your own Collection so it’s easier to contact and enquire about specific pieces. Each enlarged visual has a sliding Info arrow on the left. After clicking on this, simply click on the Collection bar at the bottom of the slider image. The Archive section shows sold pieces that are in Private or Public Collections both in the UK and abroad.
We hope you enjoy your art experience. Please feel free to contact us.
If you have an enquiry about Eva’s work or would like to see any available pieces in between exhibitions, and/or discuss a commission, please telephone or e-mail. Visits to Art in Context can be arranged by appointment.
+44 (0)7721 844 254 +44 (0)1763 250 370
Eva’s art moves pleasingly between figurative and abstract in a distinct and enticing style. She is passionate about colour and light and excited about capturing a fleeting line, responding to and interpreting the emotion of a moment frozen in time.
Eva showed her artistic talent from a very early age, stimulated no doubt growing up surrounded by the glamour of Opera; her father was a professional opera singer and mother a multi-talented textile artist and jewellery designer.
Eva’s many interests and curiosity lead her naturally to create a diverse and versatile body of works. She possesses an intuitive ability to create many forms of art including drawing, painting, prints, reliefs and sculpture. Her artistic heroes are Picasso, Schjerfbeck and Nicholson amongst others.
Eva has received private commissions for her portraiture and sculpture and has shown her works in regional galleries and public exhibitions, as well as in Cork Street, London. Her works can be found in private collections both in the UK and in Belgium, also Finland, Spain and Sweden. Her paintings were recently preselected for the Columbia Threadneedle Prize in 2015.
Eva began her studies in Interior Architecture and Furniture Design at the University of Industrial Arts in Helsinki, Finland.
She received her MA in Architecture and Design from the Royal College of Art, London.
If you would like to enquire about any of Marko’s sculptures or would like to discuss a potential commission, please feel free to contact him by phone or email. Visits to Art in Context or to Marko’s carving studio can be arranged by appointment.
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Marko’s sculptures are influenced by an innate respect of nature and observed facets of human emotions, moving comfortably between representation and abstraction. From the smooth and colourful seed forms carved in Tuscan Alabasters to his landscape and hugging figures carved in limestones, his sense of abstraction continues to evolve.
Marko’s works emit a spiritual calmness which reflects both his deep understanding and passion for the art of stone carving. Ancient limestones and alabasters are given new life often sparking feelings of wonderment by the onlooker. Favouring the medium of stone, he also casts limited editions in bronze, aluminium and composite metal and stone resins. His sculptural inspiration is continually fuelled by an internal drive to experiment with both shape and form.
He learnt his initial stone carving techniques on the Mediterranean island of Gozo, Malta. Captivated by the islands’ rich Neolithic history he was spurred on to study sculpting techniques at the University of Hertfordshire. His main sculpting heroes are Brancusi, Arp and Gaudier-Brzeska.
Marko exhibits with galleries and in group shows both in the UK and Internationally. His sculptures have been exhibited with the Royal Society of British Artists and the National Society in London on many occasions. He has also exhibited in Germany, Gibraltar, Guernsey and New York.
In 2008 his sculptures were shortlisted for the Royal Academy exhibition and the following year he was elected a Member of the Royal British Society of Sculptors. In 2014, his bronze Eype Figure was preselected for the Threadneedle Art Prize. His Hugging Couple sculptures have won accolades in the USA from Saatchi Art in Los Angeles. In 2016 Marko was awarded the Brian Mercer marble carving residency in Pietrasanta, Italy through the Royal British Society of Sculptors.
Working from his studios in Hertfordshire, Marko’s sculptures can be found in public and private collections and gardens in the UK, Europe, Australia, China and the USA.
Marko was elected an Associate of the National Society in 2003 (until 2006) joining past members including LS Lowry and Henry Moore.
He was made an honorary member of the Fine Art Association, Gibraltar in 2006 and elected a Member of the Royal British Society of Sculptors in 2009. He is also an elected member of the Cambridge Drawing Society.
“Sculpting for me is a passion, a way of life; a continual journey based on experience and experimentation. I marvel at the history of the stones I carve. Some of the limestones I carve are nearly 200 million years old, others even older.
I sketch my sculptural ideas in charcoal for it’s’ fluidity of expression and select my materials based on their inherent qualities. Most of my sculptures are carved by hand using traditional carving tools”.
Marko has completed many private commissions for clients in the UK, Europe and the USA. His private commission for a large (2.3m high) Sycamore Seed sculpture was cast in Bronze for a client in Cambridgeshire.
Examples of his public sculptures can be seen in Gadebridge Park, Hemel Hempstead and Papworth Hospital near Cambridge.
Main Selected Exhibitions:
Burghley House, Stamford, Lincolnshire, 2003
James Freeman Gallery, London 2003-2004
The National Society, London 2003 – 2006
Delamore Arts, Devon 2006 – 2008
Royal Society of British Artists, Mall Galleries, London 2004 – 2007
33rd International Art Exhibition, Ministry of Culture, Gibraltar 2006
Gibraltar Fine Art Association, Gibraltar 2006 – 2007
International Art Exhibition, Hamburg, Germany 2007
Agora Gallery, New York, USA 2008
Air Gallery, Mayfair, London 2008
Hatfield House, Hatfield, Herts 2008
Art Parks International, Guernsey 2009 – 2010
Woburn Abbey Gardens, Bedfordshire 2010 – 2011
Cork Street Open, Mayfair, London 2012
Bedford Street Gallery, Woburn, Bedfordshire 2009 – 2014
Sheridan Russell Gallery 2013-2014
AAF Battersea, London 2014
Chelsea Art Fair, London 2014
Cambridge Drawing Society, Cambridge 2011 – 2015
Newby Hall Sculpture Exhibition, Yorkshire 2015
Carina Haslam Gallery, Bucks 2015 onwards
CWB Stapleford Park 2016
AAF Battersea and Hampstead, London 2016
Josephine Harpur Art, Bury St Edmunds and Aldeburgh 2016
Cambridge Art Fair 2016
Flux London 2016