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Cromer
Peter HEARD - Cromer

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Artist: Peter HEARD

Peter Heard was born in London in 1939. His early career was spent as a Civil Engineer and it was the 1970's before he began painting. He is a self-taught artist with an enviable reputation for his use of graphic compositions, bright colour, minute attention to detail and speckless finish. Peter's early paintings were highly detailed, sophisticated and intricate compositions usually depicting quintessential English villages or portraits of the eccentric English at their sports and pastimes, observed with humour and graphic wit. Today Peter Heard has established international recognition for his highly collectable paintings of the much loved 'naive' genre.

Following a visit to America's east coast where Peter Heard observed the towering lighthouses of North Carolina's Outer Banks, his paintings took a dramatic change of direction. Always fascinated by light and structure, Peter began a stunning collection of fabulously graphic lighthouse paintings 'a magnificent obsession.' He sees these as a culmination of a 35 year career and refers to the first 25 years as 'an apprenticeship' allowing him to perfect his technique. He is now one of the UK's finest and most prolific living painters of lighthouses. He is well-known in the USA as well as Britain - not just for lighthouses, but for for his pictures of boats, women, landscapes, buildings, cars and animals.

The influence of American naive Art is evident in much of Peter Heard's art work. Flat perspective, bold colour and simple graphic forms are reference points to which Peter has added his own contemporary twist. He says of his style that 'my paintings work on two levels, from across the room people are drawn to them to discover on close up how meticulous, detailed and tight they are.'

In 2006 Peter Heard moved from London to rural Somerset, to a quiet picturesque English village on the edge of Exmoor. The influence of the British West Country surroundings features extensively in his later paintings depicting a combination of graphic landscapes and figurative painting. His stunning landscapes have strong forms and colours, yet are intimate and atmospheric as a result of his skillful use of light and shade. Pared down, simple compositions and beautiful rendering of colour are Peter's trademark style.

In 2012 Peter moved from Somerset to a small village in Suffolk

Peter says: "As you get older you divest yourself of everything. My paintings are getting emptier. I used to paint thousands of people. When you get older and more comfortable with where you have been, you're naturally looking more at spaces and colour so details start to drop off."

In addition to Red Rag British Art Gallery Peter Heard paintings have been exhibited at other leading British Art Galleries. Each painting at Red Rag is sourced from the Peter Heard artist studio and like all Red Rag British art and Contemporary art it can be shipped worldwide.

Red Rag also promotes limited edition prints by Peter Heard. To view follow this link Peter Heard limited edition prints

This is the Marine art page from Red Rag Modern Art Gallery featuring the best in contemporary Modern art. Throughout the year Red Rag features Modern art from artists who specialise in creating fine Marine paintings. Today is no exception you will find Red Rag Modern Art Gallery has an extensive collection of Marine art and paintings by leading contemporary artists.

The sea and marine subjects have inspired many of the great artists of the past. This rich tradition of marine painting continues today and is still a favourite with many Modern art collectors. The Red Rag Modern art site contains many marine art pieces featuring the enduring imagery of seascape and marine scenes.

Listings of marine paintings on the Red Rag Modern Art Gallery website are in alphabetical order by each marine artist. To review information on size, price, availability and type of any contemporary marine painting click on each individual image of art.

All contemporary Marine paintings which are promoted by Red Rag Modern Art Gallery are sourced from the art studio of each artist. This ensures each Marine painting is a genuine piece of contemporary art from the artist.

To view the Marine art work of each artist simply click on the artists name or image. If you would like to purchase or require further information about marine paintings please contact Red Rag Modern Art Gallery

To receive updates on artist Peter HEARD's Modern art and art works at Red Rag Gallery click here

or CALL RED RAG NOW on 01225 332223 or outside the UK +44 1225 332223.

 

 
 
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