Richard Hearns was born in Beirut and raised in Dublin. His paintings document a search for an idyll. Driven by a deep spiritual sensibility, his experiences and connections with seperate 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 rythmic nature of rural life. Behind the search of paradise through paint lie all the tender realities of life.