Hefferan was born in Warrington, Cheshire in the north of England. He began drawing and painting as a small child. “I wanted to be an artist for as long as I can remember”, says Rob. “I remember copying dinosaurs and spaceships from pictures books and feeling frustration at the fact that I could not draw as well as the illustrators from the books”.
During family holidays to Cornwall in... the southwest UK, Rob would paint en plein air and also enjoyed copying works from the Impressionists. Throughout high school and college, Rob entered and won many art competitions.