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Working from his studio in Jersey, Heath's last collection of work was a series of (small cigarette packet sized) ink sketches of the Jersey landscape. These are sketched quickly (on site) and show the beginning of the artist's abstract process and are sold together with the oil paintings that have been worked from the field sketches as one piece.
'Most of my landscapes do not focus on the beauty of nature alone, but more on the fragile and sometimes crude relationship between man-made structures and natural environment.
Rather than make a visual distinction of the two, I try to merge them together, as with all things they will inevitably revert back to nature. I just try to express the beauty of that "reclamation".
My own abstract interpretation is just another extension to that process."
Heath Hearn was born in 1966 on the outskirts of Sheffield, Living his early childhood surrounded by red brick houses and post-industrial architecture He studied art in Australia over 15 years ago and has since built up a broad reputation as a professional muralist and contemporary artist.
Heath has also lived in America and travelled the world extensively, concentrating on the ancient cultures of India and North Africa.
His work is an alchemy of influences, covering primitive and naive art, the bold colour use of 'Der Blaue Reiter', Turners daring expressions of nature and his own experiences of working and exhibiting around the world.