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.

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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$
873
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$
468
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$
988
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$
889
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$
861
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$
628
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$
1019
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$
740
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$
904
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$
756
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$
1244
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$
657
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$
490
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$
707
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$
702
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$
492
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$
794
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$
679
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$
650
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$
489
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$
658
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$
643
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$
480
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$
976
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$
746
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$
849
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$
791
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$
1005
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$
764
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$
899
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$
492
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$
766
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$
540
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$
622
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$
599
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$
1297
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$
720
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$
1684
Harmony Motel, Twentynine Palms, California / Richard Heeps
Lambda C-print, framed
Image : 24 x 24 in (61 x 61 cm), Frame : 33.5 x 33.5 in
Edition of12 / 25
1,140 US$
2055
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$
637
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$
783
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$
699
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$
705
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$
565
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$
710
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$
597
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$
553
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$
687
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$
766
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$
556
'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$
573
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$
1100
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$
729
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$
939
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$
1938
Pink Gloves & Handbag, 2012 / Richard Heeps
 
Image : 85 x 110 cm
Edition of 25 copies
1,070 US$
980