"As one of contemporary Irish art's best-kept secrets, Richard Hearns's star is in the ascendant"

Hilary A. White, Sunday Independent

"As one of contemporary Irish art's best-kept secrets, Richard Hearns's star is in the ascendant"

Hilary A. White, Sunday Independent

"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 artists. His Still Life and Landscape paintings are both beautiful and profoun"

Sheila Byrne, Cong Art Gallery Curator, Co. Mayo



Los Angeles Solo Show 2015

September 20, 2015

Friday 30th of October 2015 marked the opening of  Richard Hearns’ first Los Angeles solo exhibition entitled ‘Communion’.

richard Hearns communion poster with phone number for web

The Kunstakademie, Bad Reichenhall, Germany.

August 6, 2015

By invite of Ralph Gelbert, Associate Professor I have just returned to my studio in Ireland after a week long workshop at the Kunstakademie in Bad Reichenhall, Germany.


Richard Hearns – Crucible (Documentary)

June 6, 2015

Richard Hearns – Crucible from Richard Hearns on Vimeo.

As part of  Richard Hearns – Crucible, a solo exhibition of large-scale informal abstract paintings at the Burren College of Art. This video documentary accompanies the works on display from June 4th to July 4th 2015.

Photography and Videography by Eoin Collins.

Reception for the Prince of Wales at NUI Galway

May 15, 2015

Some incredible news! My work has been selected to feature alongside works by Anne Madden, Manus Walsh and Mollie Douthit at a reception for Prince Charles, the Prince of Wales at NUI Galway this month.

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Rhyme and Reason – Solo Exhibition

April 12, 2015

Richard Hearns with Aquarian for his solo show Rhyme and Reason

‘Rhyme and Reason’ was opened, Friday 8th of May 2015 at 7PM

by Gordon D’Arcy, leading expert in Irish Heritage and Environmental Science.

Hazel Mountain Chocolates, Oughtmama, Bellharbour, County Clare.

This Exhibit continues until Friday May 22nd.

Open Monday – Sunday 10AM to 6PM

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.

Show runs to July 4th 2015.

Official Opening by Patrick Mc Cormack, Rural Philosopher

and Dr. Aine Phillips, Head of Sculpture at BCA,

visual artist, writer, curator and academic.

One Man Show – Paris

October 28, 2014

richard hearns last of the summer mackerel 02

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


richard hearns museum of realist art 01 (1)

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.