Although Richard was brought up in East Anglia (England), he was heavily influenced by America. He visited American bases, kept magazine cuttings and followed drag racing. The speed, lifestyle and technicolour is reflected in his imagery. 'American' colour is a major aspect in his work, which in turn drives his material choices.
At age ten he began participating in art shows and became comfortable with showing his work opening him up to praise and criticism which he sees as part of an artist’s development.
Richard Heeps' seductive, highly saturated colours and sophisticated pictorial structures demonstrate a true love and empathy for his subject matter - be it cool descriptive interiors, still life or landscape. His distinctive style pushes the limits of lens-based photography without the need for digital manipulation."
Size guideline for Richard's work is available to view here