2015 Oil on linen 178 x 135 cm






Richard Hearns was born in Beirut and raised in Dublin.
His paintings document a search for the idyllic. Driven by a deep spiritual sensitivity, his experiences and connections with separate locations and cultures are combined to form a triangular history.

Meditative layers are applied in a physical expression of form, drawn from the discipline of martial arts and the rhythmic nature of rural life. Behind the search for paradise through paint lie all the tender realities of life.

Richard Hearns’ energy and enthusiasm define him as a person and fuel his insatiacle need to paint. His artwork will continue to evolve as life, art and experience shape his world.



Richard Hearns est né à Beyrouth et fut élevé à Dublin.

Ses peintures reflètent sa recherche de l’idyllique. Porté par une profonde sensibilité, ses expériences et son attachement à des lieux et cultures différents se mêlent pour former une histoire triangulaire.  

Des couches méditatives sont apposées concrétisant ainsi l’impression de la forme à travers ses peintures. Tirées des arts martiaux et du rythme de la Nature. Derrière cette recherche de paradis l’artiste peint toutes les douces réalités de la vie.

L’énergie et l’enthousiasme de Richard Hearns le définit personnellement et alimente son incessant besoin de peindre. Son œuvre continuera à évoluer, selon sa vie, son ressenti et ses expériences artistiques de l’artiste. 




Solo Exhibitions

2015 ‘Crucible’, Burren College of Art, Ireland

2014 ‘Raw/Cooked: Last of the Summer Mackerel’, Paris, France

         ‘The Artist’s Shelf ‘, New York , USA

         ‘The Rural Idyll ‘, Dublin, Ireland

2013 ‘Reflections of Place’, Lighthouse International, New York, USA

2012 ‘Paintings by Richard Hearns’, Solo Exhibit, Offices of the Cardinal of New York, New York, USA

2011 ‘Paintings by Richard Hearns’, Solo Exhibit, The Dillon Hall, 1011 1st Ave, New York, USA

2010 ‘Like a River Flows’, Solo Exhibition, Fingal County Hall, Ireland

        ‘Objects of Knowledge’, Westport, Ireland

2009 Solo Exhibit, The Grange Gallery, Oldtown, North County Dublin, Ireland

2008 ’A Quiet Light’, Ireland

         ‘Between the Heart and the Light’, Ireland

2007 ’Towards an Island’. Solo Exhibit. Wonksiri Gallery, Koh Mak, Trad Provience, Thailand

         ‘Solace’,  Dundalk Street, Carlingford, Louth, Ireland

         ‘Creations Of An Inner Life’,  Ireland


Group Exhibitions

2014 ‘Kunstler International Symposium, Neustradt an der Weinstrasse, Germany

2013 VUE, Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin, Ireland

2012 The 182nd Royal Hibernian Academy Annual Exhibition, Dublin, Ireland

2009  The Back Lane Painters and Friends, Roundstone, Connemara, Ireland

2008 The Oisin Gallery, Summer Event Exhibition, Dublin, Ireland

2006 Boyle Arts Festival, Boyle Co. Roscommon, Ireland



2015 Assistant to Associate Professor of Abstract Painting at the Kunstakademie, Bad Reichenhall, Germany

         Selected to present work to the Prince of Wales on behalf of the Burren College of Art and NUI Galway, UK