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heard began painting in the early 1970’s and gained international
recognition from 5 hugely successful solo shows at London’s Portal
Gallery – one of the world’s premier galleries of the ‘naive’ genre.
self-taught artist and a chartered Civil Engineer by profession, his
early works 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 humor and graphic wit.
a visit to America’s east coast where he saw the giant lighthouses of
North Carolina’s Outer Banks, his work took a dramatic change of
direction. Always fascinated by light and structure, he began a stunning
collection of fabulously graphic lighthouse paintings “a magnificent
obsession”. He sees these as a culmination of of 35 year career and
refers to the first 25 years as ‘an apprenticeship’ allowing him to
perfect his technique.
work is widely collected in in Britain and America with celebrity
clients such as Jackie Collins and Pink Floyd’s Nick Mason owning
collections of paintings.