Richard Heys grew up in West Yorkshire at the foot of the Pennines. Since 2012 he has worked in a light-filled studio in Sussex, an acorn’s throw from Ashdown Forest. Richard is a member of the Sevenoaks Visual Arts Forum. is represented by Clifton Fine Art in Bristol and his work is in private collections in the UK, Belgium, Canada, China, the USA, Italy, Germany and Switzerland. He strives to bring presence into painting, to open up a soul space allowing the viewer to breath with the artwork. https://www.richardianheys.co.uk/
Speaking about his Folded Light series, Richard says
"For me every painting must be a world in kind and complete in itself. ‘Folded Light’ suggests an envelope; inside, outside, above, and below, pockets, spaces, fields and folded edges. Along which light may move, pool and gather before flowing on. Where light streams and shadows gather. In the layering and overlaying of liquid colour light and darkness seem to speed and slow rising and sinking as the painting comes to fruition. These paintings are acrylic on un-primed canvas. This approach, painting directly onto canvas leaves an openness and velvety softness in the paint layers, until the canvas becomes saturated, when it takes on a more usual appearance. "