Paraic McMahon, Clare Echo , September 20, 2019

Richard Hearns gives an explosion of colour from the Burren Landscape


In the past decade, The Burren has become home to Lebanese Irish artist Richard Hearns who is set to show off two exhibitions this September.

Richard Hearns was born in Beirut and raised in Dublin, but for the past ten years he has made his home in the enigmatic landscape of the Burren, Co. Clare. First and foremost a painter, Richard can often be found wandering the countryside to paint oil landscapes 'en plein air,' or at home in his studio working on observational pieces.

Already in 2019, he held a solo show at the Sheen Centre for Thought and Culture in New York City where he presented a portrait of Timothy M. Dolan, Archbishop of New York.

As part of Culture Night 2019, Richard will present an Open Studio Event at his home in Mountscribe, Kinvara (H91 A2YX). From 5pm visitors can be sure of a warm welcome with music, wine and refreshments. Richard has described his art work as "an obsession with colour". This can be appreciated in the many varied colours drawn from a seemingly sparsely coloured landscape, or the liberally painted abstract forms of his larger canvasses.

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