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 :

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$
1677
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$
1340
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$
823
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$
1451
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
1,140 US$
1328
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$
1415
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$
1122
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$
1460
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$
1170
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$
1393
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
170 US$
1201
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$
1712
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$
1059
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$
855
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$
1571
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$
1200
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$
1143
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$
842
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$
1200
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$
1098
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$
1052
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$
887
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$
1045
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$
1018
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$
864
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$
1877
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$
1144
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$
1263
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$
1260
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$
1434
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$
1240
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$
1330
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$
937
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$
1207
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$
949
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$
1097
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$
1040
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$
1066
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$
2087
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$
1038
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$
1228
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$
1144
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$
1151
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$
1021
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$
1243
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$
996
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$
971
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$
1112
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$
1287
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$
951
'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$
960
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$
1543
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$
1154
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$
1318
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$
2442
Pink Gloves & Handbag, 2012 / Richard Heeps
 
Image : 85 x 110 cm
Edition of 25 copies
1,070 US$
1317