Richard Hearns was born in Beirut and was raised in Dublin. He now works between Ireland and Thailand. His paintings document a search for an idyll, driven by a deep spiritual sensibility. His experiences and connections with three separate locations and cultures are combined to form a triangular history. Meditative layers are applied in a physical expression of form, drawn from the discipline of martial arts and the rhythmic nature of oriental life. Behind the search for paradise through paint lie all the tender realities of life.
“Richard Hearns is truly a breath of fresh air in these days when cynicism could be said to rule the Art World. He is a true devotee to his art, and his boundless enthusiasm is infectious. We love his understanding of the Connemara landscape. He imbues it with a softness, a moisture, and a luminous quality that reveals a real knowledge of his subject, or years of studying it. Connemara is known for its light – and Richard is a master at capturing it”.