"It is the artist’s unfaltering enthusiasm for his subjects that makes these paintings truly exquisite, beautiful and resolutely optimistic"

Antoinette L. Sinclair, Oisin Gallery Curator

"One of Ireland’s most important young artists"

Micheal O’Driscoll, Managing Director, The Arab Irish Journal

"In Our View, Richard Hearns is one of Ireland’s most promising emerging artists. His landscapes and his still life paintings are both beautiful and profound"

Sheila Byrne (Curator) and John Dinan of Cong Art Gallery, Co. Mayo.



Rhyme and Reason – Solo Exhibition

April 12, 2015

Richard Hearns with Aquarian for his solo show Rhyme and Reason

Solo Exhibition

‘Rhyme and Reason’ opens, Friday 8th of May 2015 at 7PM.

Hazel Mountain Chocolates, Oughtmama, Bellharbour, County Clare.

Open Monday – Sunday 10AM to 6PM

Opened by Gordon Darcy, leading expert in Irish Heritage and Environmental Science.

Burren College of Art Solo Show

December 21, 2014

Richard Hearns Burren College of Art Crucible

‘Crucible’, a one man show at The Burren College of Art.

The Exhibit will open to the public on June 4th at 7PM.

Official Opening by Patrick Mc Cormack, Rural
Philosopher and Dr. Aine Phillips, Head of Sculpture at BCA,
visual artist, writer, curator and academic.

Show runs June 4th to July 4th 2015.


One Man Show – Paris

October 28, 2014

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Friday 7th November 2014 marked the opening of my first solo exhibition in Paris.

This exhibit entitled Raw/Cooked:  ‘Last of the Summer Mackerel’, ran at Galerie La Cornue.
54 rue de Bourgogne, 75007, Paris until November 28th 2014.

Museum of Realist Art, Boston

October 24, 2014


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Recently I was informed that my work has been included in The Museum of Realist Art, Boston. This curatorial collection of  realist painting has been build over time since 2011. The founders are currently looking for a permanent space in Boston. Until then the collection is available on-line.

A Little Audio/Visual Treat

October 24, 2014

Just finished collaging this little audio visual treat a couple of days ago.

Special thanks to John Des Marais for his incredible generosity in composing the accompanying music. These two musical arrangements entitled ‘ Color Wheels ‘ were composed especially for the launch night of my 4th New York City solo show which opened at O’Sullivan Antiques in spring of this year.

I was fortunate enough to have met John Des Marais some years ago in New York. John is a Tenor and Composer who works composing compositions for Film and TV as well as being one of the lead singers and long time member of the St. Patrick Cathedral Choir in New York City.

Hope you enjoy watching and listening to this little collage of recent still life paintings.