about the artist :
Richard Heeps

Richard Heeps' seductive, highly saturated colours and sophisticated pictorial structures demonstrate a true love and empathy for his subject matter. Co-founder in 2007 of the Bleach Box Photography Gallery with photographer Natasha Heidler, his distinctive style pushes the limits of lens-based photography without the need for digital manipulation. Producing his work from negatives in a Cambridge darkroom, he uses the best materials to produce high quality pictures.

Although he was raised in East Anglia, Richard Heeps was heavily influenced by the United States and the 1940- 1950s American dream : « I visited American bases, I kept magazine cuttings and I followed drag racing. The speed, lifestyle and technicolour is reflected in my imagery. « American » colour is a major aspect to my work, it drives my equipment and material choices. » the artist explains. Fascinated with New York, Manhattan was a recurring theme in his early paintings.

Exhibited by museums and galleries since the 1980s, Richard Heeps has participated in numerous international fairs : « These days I travel exhibiting at International Art Fairs and I enjoy connecting with my audience. I am driven to create something, see how people respond to it and how they connect to it. » he confides.

Videos :

Monte Amiata I / Richard Heeps
Hand-printed from a negative, framed
Image : 34 x 25 in (83 x 63,5 cm)
Edition of 25 copies
1,140 US$
2764
Dice Series 16 Piece Multicolour 'Twos' Square Installation / Richard Heeps
Hand-printed from a negative, framed
Image : 16 x (16 x 16) in (16 x (41 x 41) cm)
unique artwork
5,690 US$
2702
ICES (Blue), Bexhill-on-Sea, 2020 / Richard Heeps
Hand-printed from a negative, framed
Image : 30 x 40 in (61 x 93 cm), Frame : 33 x 44 in
Edition of 25 copies
1,140 US$
2610
Utopian Foyer, Milan / Richard Heeps
Hand-printed from a negative, framed
Image : 24 x 29.5 in (61 x 75 cm), Frame : 34 x 38.5 in
Edition of 25 copies
1,140 US$
2179
Other Side (Green) / Richard Heeps
Hand-printed from a negative, framed
Image : 24 x 24 in (61 x 61 cm), Frame : 30.5 x 30.5 in
Edition of 25 copies
950 US$
1519
Blue Martini, Milan / Richard Heeps
Hand-printed from a negative, framed
Image : 29.5 x 24 in (75 x 61 cm), Frame : 38.5 x 34 in
Edition of 25 copies
1,140 US$
2370
Brutalist Symphony II, Barbican Estate / Richard Heeps
Hand-printed from a negative, framed
Image : 30 x 24 in (75 x 61 cm), Frame : 38 x 34 in
Edition of 25 copies
Price on request
2260
TABACCHI at Twilight, Milan / Richard Heeps
Hand-printed from a negative, framed
Image : 30 x 24 in (75 x 61 cm), Frame : 38 x 34 in
Edition of 25 copies
1,140 US$
2313
Cordial Campari, Milan / Richard Heeps
Hand-printed from a negative, framed
Image : 24 x 29.5 in (61 x 75 cm), Frame : 34 x 38.5 in
Edition of 25 copies
1,140 US$
1857
Wanderlust Goes South, Sheringham / Richard Heeps
Hand-printed from a negative, framed
Image : 24 x 29.5 in (61 x 75 cm), Frame : 34 x 38.5 in
Edition of 25 copies
1,140 US$
2194
Authorized Edition, Sheringham / Richard Heeps
Hand-printed from a negative
Image : 8.5 x 8.5 in (21,5 x 21,5 cm), Frame : 16 x 16 in
Edition of 25 copies
170 US$
1923
Karma, Milan / Richard Heeps
Hand-printed from a negative
Image : 24 x 30 in (61 x 75 cm), Frame : 33.5 x 39 in
Edition of 25 copies
1,140 US$
2157
Bruce Lee TV, Hong Kong / Richard Heeps
Hand-printed from a negative, framed
Image : 11 x 13.5 in (28 x 34 cm), Frame : 16 x 18.5 in
Edition of 25 copies
Price on request
2024
Product of the 80s / Richard Heeps
Hand-printed from a negative, framed
Image : 24 x 37 in (60 x 94 cm), Frame : 33.5 x 44 in
Edition of 25 copies
1,140 US$
2455
Orange Recording / Richard Heeps
Hand-printed from a negative, framed
Image : 24 x 24 in (61 x 61 cm), Frame : 30.5 x 30.5 in
Edition of 25 copies
950 US$
1813
Yellow Recording / Richard Heeps
Hand-printed from a negative, framed
Image : 24 x 24 in (61 x 61 cm), Frame : 30.5 x 30.5 in
Edition of 25 copies
950 US$
1452
Space, Ibiza, The Balearic Islands / Richard Heeps
Hand-printed from a negative, framed
Image : 24 x 30 in (61 x 75 cm), Frame : 34 x 38.5 in
Edition of 25 copies
1,140 US$
2356
Best Choice in Downtown, Kowloon, Hong Kong / Richard Heeps
Hand-printed from a negative, framed
Image : 24 x 29.5 in (61 x 75 cm), Frame : 34 x 38.5 in
Edition of 25 copies
1,140 US$
1878
Made in Holland (Blue) / Richard Heeps
Hand-printed from a negative, framed
Image : 24 x 24 in (61 x 61 cm), Frame : 30.5 x 30.5 in
Edition of 25 copies
950 US$
1912
Made in Holland (Purple) / Richard Heeps
Hand-printed from a negative, framed
Image : 24 x 24 in (61 x 61 cm), Frame : 30.5 x 30.5 in
Edition of 25 copies
950 US$
1566
Sound Recording / Richard Heeps
Hand-printed from a negative, framed
Image : 24 x 24 in (61 x 61 cm), Frame : 30.5 x 30.5 in
Edition of 25 copies
950 US$
1957
Ritemp / Richard Heeps
Hand-printed from a negative, framed
Image : 30 x 40 in (61 x 93 cm), Frame : 31.5 x 44 in
Edition of 25 copies
1,140 US$
1812
Martie's Kitchen, Johannesburg / Richard Heeps
Hand-printed from a negative, framed
Image : 30 x 40 in (61 x 93 cm), Frame : 31.5 x 44 in
Edition of 25 copies
1,140 US$
1710
Pocket Watches, Stockton-on-Tees / Richard Heeps
Hand-printed from a negative, framed
Image : 30 x 40 in (61 x 93 cm), Frame : 31.5 x 44 in
Edition of 25 copies
1,140 US$
1501
Tincture of Myrrh, Stockton-on-Tees / Richard Heeps
Hand-printed from a negative, framed
Image : 24 x 24 in (61 x 61 cm), Frame : 30.5 x 30.5 in
Edition of 25 copies
1,140 US$
1764
Disc Jockey, Stockton-on-Tees / Richard Heeps
Hand-printed from a negative, framed
Image : 24 x 24 in (61 x 61 cm), Frame : 30.5 x 30.5 in
Edition of 25 copies
1,140 US$
1697
Gloves & Handbag, Goodwood, Chichester / Richard Heeps
Hand-printed from a negative, framed
Image : 37 x 24 in (93 x 61 cm), Frame : 44 x 37 in
Edition of 25 copies
1,140 US$
1573
Shelley's 'True Love' Tattoo, Hemsby / Richard Heeps
Hand-printed from a negative, framed
Image : 30 x 40 in (61 x 93 cm), Frame : 33 x 44 in
Edition of 25 copies
1,140 US$
3560
Michael & Delilah, The Whoopee Club, London / Richard Heeps
Hand-printed from a negative, framed
Image : 24 x 29.5 in (61 x 75 cm), Frame : 34 x 38.5 in
Edition of 25 copies
1,140 US$
1943
Starter, Hot Heads East, Germany / Richard Heeps
Hand-printed from a negative, framed
Image : 30 x 40 in (61 x 93 cm), Frame : 33 x 44 in
Edition of 25 copies
1,140 US$
1972
Salton Sea, Califiornia / Richard Heeps
 
Image : 30 x 30 in (77 x 77 cm)
Edition of 25 copies
1,140 US$
404
Nicely's Cafe, Mono Lake, California / Richard Heeps
Hand-printed from a negative, framed
Image : 24 x 29.5 in (61 x 75 cm), Frame : 34 x 38.5 in
Edition of 25 copies
1,140 US$
2026
Christine's '52 Henry J & teardrop / Richard Heeps
Hand-printed from a negative, framed
Image : 24 x 37 in (61 x 93 cm), Frame : 33.5 x 44 in
Edition of 25 copies
1,140 US$
2303
The Enigma Machine, Bletchley Park / Richard Heeps
Hand-printed from a negative, framed
Image : 24 x 30 in (61 x 75 cm), Frame : 34 x 38 in
Edition of 25 copies
1,140 US$
2011
Swim-in-Pool, Las Vegas, Nevada / Richard Heeps
Hand-printed from a negative, framed
Image : 30 x 30 in (94 x 94 cm), Frame : 37 x 37 in
Edition of 10 copies
2,130 US$
2089
International, Ely / Richard Heeps
Hand-printed from a negative, framed
Image : 24 x 30 in (61 x 75 cm), Frame : 34 x 39 in
Edition of 25 copies
1,140 US$
1655
Jo Boobs II, "Tease-o-Rama" Hollywood / Richard Heeps
Hand-printed from a negative, framed
Image : 30 x 40 in (76 x 102 cm)
Edition of 25 copies
1,140 US$
2033
Lariat Motel II, Fallon, Nevada / Richard Heeps
Hand-printed from a negative, framed
Image : 24 x 29.5 in (61 x 75 cm), Frame : 34 x 38.5 in
Edition of 25 copies
1,140 US$
1610
Save the salt, Bonneville, Utah / Richard Heeps
Hand-printed from a negative, framed
Image : 24 x 30 in (61 x 75 cm), Frame : 34 x 38.5 in
Edition of 25 copies
1,140 US$
1862
Deer II, Ely, Nevada / Richard Heeps
Hand-printed from a negative, framed
Image : 29.5 x 24 in (75 x 61 cm), Frame : 39 x 33.5 in
Edition of 25 copies
1,140 US$
1731
Sun lounger, Ballantines Movie Colony, California / Richard Heeps
Hand-printed from a negative, framed
Image : 30 x 40 in (61 x 93 cm), Frame : 33 x 44 in
Edition of 25 copies
1,140 US$
1739
Arriving Las Vegas / Richard Heeps
Lambda print, framed
Image : 30 x 40 in (76 x 101 cm), Frame : 33 x 44 in
Edition of13 / 25
1,140 US$
2891
Martini Corner, Bisbee, Arizona / Richard Heeps
Hand-printed from a negative, framed
Image : 24 x 24 in (61 x 61 cm), Frame : 34 x 34 in
Edition of 25 copies
1,140 US$
1786
Trailer Bathroom, Bisbee, Arizona / Richard Heeps
Hand-printed from a negative, framed
Image : 24 x 24 in (61 x 61 cm), Frame : 30.5 x 30.5 in
Edition of 25 copies
1,140 US$
1926
Iron bed, Bodie / Richard Heeps
Hand-printed from a negative, framed
Image : 30 x 40 in (76 x 102 cm)
Edition of 25 copies
1,140 US$
1842
Eileen, Las Vegas / Richard Heeps
Hand-printed from a negative
Image : 37 x 24 in (93 x 61 cm), Frame : 44 x 37 in
Edition of 25 copies
1,140 US$
1858
The Silver State, Las Vegas / Richard Heeps
Hand-printed from a negative, framed
Image : 24 x 29.5 in (61 x 75 cm), Frame : 34 x 38.5 in
Edition of 25 copies
1,140 US$
1827
Wendy Flaming Eyeball, Las Vegas / Richard Heeps
Hand-printed from a negative
Image : 24 x 37 in (61 x 93 cm), Frame : 33.5 x 44 in
Edition of 25 copies
1,140 US$
2178
Sun 45, Bisbee, Arizona / Richard Heeps
Hand-printed from a negative, framed
Image : 24 x 24 in (61 x 61 cm), Frame : 30 x 30 in
Edition of 25 copies
1,140 US$
1722
Some Like it Hot, Bisbee, Arizona / Richard Heeps
Hand-printed from a negative, framed
Image : 29.5 x 24 in (75 x 61 cm), Frame : 39 x 33.5 in
Edition of 25 copies
1,140 US$
1706
Lone Pine, California / Richard Heeps
Hand-printed from a negative, framed
Image : 30 x 40 in (61 x 93 cm), Frame : 33 x 44 in
Edition of 25 copies
1,140 US$
2669
Bonanza Café / Richard Heeps
Hand-printed from a negative
Image : 30 x 30 in (76 x 76 cm), Frame : 38.5 x 38.5 in
Edition of 10 copies
1,140 US$
1868
Buick in the dust, III, Hemsby, Norfolk / Richard Heeps
Hand-printed from a negative, framed
Image : 30 x 40 in (61 x 93 cm), Frame : 33 x 44 in
Edition of 25 copies
1,140 US$
2052
Buick in the dust, Hemsby, Norfolk / Richard Heeps
Hand-printed from a negative
Image : 15 x 23 in (39 x 58 cm), Frame : 23 x 30 in
Edition of 15 copies
990 US$
1689
'55 Oldsmobile 88, Hemsby, Norfolk / Richard Heeps
Hand-printed from a negative
Image : 24 x 37 in (61 x 93 cm), Frame : 39 x 44 in
Edition of 25 copies
1,140 US$
1656
Anita, Lady Fen, Welney / Richard Heeps
Hand-printed from a negative, framed
Image : 30 x 43 in (76 x 109 cm), Frame : 39 x 51 in
Edition of 10 copies
2,270 US$
2278
Tea Towels, Haddenham / Richard Heeps
Hand-printed from a negative
Image : 24 x 37 in (61 x 93 cm), Frame : 39 x 44 in
Edition of 25 copies
1,140 US$
1866
Cats, Salford / Richard Heeps
Hand-printed from a negative, framed
Image : 24 x 24 in (61 x 61 cm), Frame : 30 x 30 in
Edition of 25 copies
1,140 US$
2001
Lilac Gloves, Goodwood, Chichester, 2009 / Richard Heeps
C-type hand prints from negative
Image : 24 x 30 in (61 x 75 cm), Frame : 33.5 x 39 in
Edition of 25 copies
1,140 US$
3201
Pink Gloves & Handbag, 2012 / Richard Heeps
 
Image : 85 x 110 cm
Edition of 25 copies
1,070 US$
1948