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$
1318
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$
1016
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$
597
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$
1168
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$
1044
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$
1032
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$
820
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$
1170
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$
905
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$
1061
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$
897
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$
1442
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$
796
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$
626
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$
1271
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$
861
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$
865
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$
610
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$
938
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$
828
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$
788
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$
612
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$
783
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$
764
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$
610
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$
1323
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$
896
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$
987
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$
992
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$
1170
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$
955
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$
1056
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$
608
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$
918
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$
672
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$
817
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$
734
The Coolest Place, California / Richard Heeps
Hand printed from a negative, 25 copies
Image : 30 x 43 in (76 x 109 cm), Frame : 33 x 44 in
unique artwork
1,140 US$
1430
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$
827
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$
1818
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$
792
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$
955
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$
853
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$
872
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$
725
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$
928
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$
732
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$
700
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$
837
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$
992
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$
669
'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$
694
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$
1255
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$
894
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$
1071
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$
2109
Pink Gloves & Handbag, 2012 / Richard Heeps
 
Image : 85 x 110 cm
Edition of 25 copies
1,070 US$
1081