Heath Hearn

Heath Hearn was born in 1966 in Derbyshire. He studied art in Australia before settling in his creative wellspring of Cornwall,
which is pivotal to his work. The simple lifestyle he leads there enables him to tune into the resonances around him, which encompassed earlier artists
who found inspiration there. His work has been compared to the St Ives School modernists of the 1950’s and 60’s, notably Roger Hilton, Ben Nicholson and Ivon Hitchins. Much of Hearn’s work is hinged on a tension between the figurative and the abstract, and while all of his paintings are charged with energy, it is an energy that is engagingly relaxed.

“Most of my landscapes do not focus on the beauty of nature alone, but more on the fragile and sometimes
crude relationship between man-made structures and the natural environment.”

Feeling the love

We spent some time looking for someone who could produce some solid wooden frames to mount our medals in. James, listened carefully to what we wanted and made us the exact high-quality frame we needed. Since then, we re-order every couple of weeks including some complex bespoke frames. We have been working together for about 10 years and I couldn’t recommend The Framing Centre highly enough.

Matthew Holland
Bigbury Mint

Artmill Gallery & Framing Centre are our go to framers for The Arts Institute, University of Plymouth. They have a particular empathy for artists requirements and always produce work to the highest quality. Many of our exhibiting artists have been so impressed with the outcome that they go on to use Artmill for all their work.

Dr Sarah Chapman, Artistic Director
The Arts Institute, University of Plymouth