Wednesday, September 28, 2016

'The Litmus Test' & NYC Studio Residency/Solo Show.

Saturday October 1st begins a two month New York City studio residency which includes a Solo Exhibition at The Sheen Centre for Thought and Culture, 18 Bleecker Street, NY 10012.

My Solo Show 'Where Your Treasure Is', opens Thursday November 10th at 6pm.

The Exhibition continues until Monday November 28th.

For studio visits during this period October 1st to November 28th please contact or call +353(0)86 216 1135.

I look forward to writing to you next from NYC.

- Richard

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Cremnitz White

Chemnitz White, 2016
oil on panel - 7x5inches

Reserved for 'Where Your Treasure Is', Opening November 10th at The Sheen Centre for Thought and Culture, 18 Bleecker St, NY 10012, New York City.

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Thursday, September 15, 2016

Overlapping Forms and NYC Solo Show.

I've just two weeks studio time in Ireland until I fly out to the big apple for my 5th NYC solo show.
Here is another small work which will form part of a series or 'cluster' of small paintings which I will exhibit along with larger works this November.

Tomorrow I plan to post 'The Litmus Test' video which will also be included in this exhibition at New Yorks newest arts center on Bleecker street. 

Overlapping Forms, 2016
oil on panel - 26x20cm [10x8inches]
Reserved. Contact me at or PM me for more information.

Monday, September 12, 2016

Blue Can with Notebook and Brown Bottle

I've been putting together a little collection of smaller paintings that I plan to exhibit alongside some larger finished works in New York this coming October and November. These smaller pieces feature single objects or a combination of objects in a planned sequence or composition.

It's my hope, when beginning works like this,  that I employ a strong and focused 'economy of means', that is to say that I use my brushwork, gesture and colour in such a way as to tell a story in the simplest and most direct manner possible - It's not easy and a struggle that ends in anticlimax and frustration at times. But when it works it can be beautiful.

This painting measures 12x8inches or 30x20cm. It's my hope to be able to work on and create a number of works in this manner during my time in NYC this year, and if they are good enough, to exhibit them along with my other chosen pieces at my studio at the Sheen Centre on Bleecker St and at my exhibit 'Where Your Treasure Is' which opens November 10th.

Just last week Videographer Eoin Collins finished an edit documenting one such piece. This short three minute documentary focuses on a work created from direct observation and will feature at my show in New York so as to engage and give visitors a deeper insight in to my processes. I look forward to share this specially commissioned piece with you here online in the coming days.

- Richard

Blue Can with Notebook and Brown Bottle, 2016.
oil on Italian gesso panel - 12x8inches.
Reserved for my coming NYC Exhibit.
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Monday, September 5, 2016


I began this painting in Germany at the Kunstacademie in Bad Reichenhall. Nestled close to the Austrian city of Salzburg, the area in which the studios and academy are situated is alpine, and the surrounding mountains are scared with trails leading deep into the landscape.
My palette and gestures here seem to reflect the excitement I felt and the powerful 'exchange' I experienced during my time there.
It's been three months or so since I last shared any images of my large scale informal abstract paintings. Over the last number of weeks I have begun to work on, and complete a number of these pieces. Here is an image of one such work which is on it's to an important collection in Dublin.
Hope you enjoy it. - Richard Hearns
Commercium (Exchange), 2016.
oil on linen - 178x135cm.
Private Collection, Ireland.