"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.



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

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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.