ESSAYS

What is it? It is him.

Dr. Marguerite Helmers, Department of English University of Wisconsin Oshkosh.

Art pleases us and challenges us to think in new ways. Richard Hearns achieves these two qualities in his new work for the exhibition, Crucible. My twenty students from the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh visited Richard in his studio at the Burren College of Art on May 20th to see the works in their final stages. This visit made… Read More

Completing the Circle

A collaborative essay by artists Mark Redden and Richard Hearns

Approaching the canvas with a loaded brush. In comfort or with pressure to perform. But always with the truth and acceptance that this is what you should be doing. That there is nothing else to do. You are removed from yourself and the painter is working. Not as a painter making pictures, but as an… Read More