Richard Heys

Richard Heys was born in England and grew up in Greenfield, West Yorkshire,
at the foot of the Pennines. The bleak beauty of the rocky crags and moors
surrounding his home continues to inform his work. He has lived in the south
east of England since 1997 and is particularly inspired by the shapes and
moods of the South Downs.

Richard strives to create paintings with presence, paintings that have
atmosphere and countenance. He explores tools and techniques which
disguise the hand of the artist and has found in this limitation and challenge a
greater freedom. Working with transparency and glazing to create vibrant
surfaces, he explores light and darkness, and pure lyrical colour journeys.

Recent highlights
In 2015 – 2016 Richard had a number of paintings selected for the prestigious
ING Discerning Eye Exhibition in London. In 2017 his work was selected for the
2017 Creekside Open and...

Richard Heys was born in England and grew up in Greenfield, West Yorkshire,
at the foot of the Pennines. The bleak beauty of the rocky crags and moors
surrounding his home continues to inform his work. He has lived in the south
east of England since 1997 and is particularly inspired by the shapes and
moods of the South Downs.

Richard strives to create paintings with presence, paintings that have
atmosphere and countenance. He explores tools and techniques which
disguise the hand of the artist and has found in this limitation and challenge a
greater freedom. Working with transparency and glazing to create vibrant
surfaces, he explores light and darkness, and pure lyrical colour journeys.

Recent highlights
In 2015 – 2016 Richard had a number of paintings selected for the prestigious
ING Discerning Eye Exhibition in London. In 2017 his work was selected for the
2017 Creekside Open and the National Open Art Exhibition. Most recently one
of his paintings has been acquired by the Priseman Seabrook Collection of 21 st
Century British Painting. His pieces can be found in private collections in the
UK, Canada, the USA, Italy, Belgium, Germany and Switzerland.

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