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Rob Hefferan, 1968 | Figurative painter




Born in Warrington, Cheshire, Rob Hefferan is an exceptionally talented figurative artist. His work not only captures the unique character and warmth of each subject, but transcends form to suggest the living, breathing essence of the individual.
Working predominately with oils and acrylics, Rob’s work is both eminently understandable and intensely familiar. Colour, light and texture harmonise intelligently and with stunning candour to produce works that resonate with vibrant life.
The pinnacle of figurative realism is to elicit the animating force that resides behind the density and delicacy of human form and structure. Working with the living architecture of the human body, Rob recreates the poetry of the skin’s tone and structure and pays homage to the complex interaction of musculature, tissue and bone.
Every brushstroke has the ability to reach out from the canvas to embrace our senses.

Rob Hefferan 1968 | British Figurative painter

Rob draws much of his inspiration from the Pre-Raphaelite movement.
Today, Rob Hefferan is at the forefront of contemporary figurative art. His art is sought after by collectors from around the world earning him the reputation of one of the most celebrated and collectable artists.
Rob’s figurative pieces are beautifully balanced. Each of his works bears witness to his unerring ability to create an atmospheric backdrop, brushstroke by brushstroke. Art lovers will immediately respond to the luminosity and poignant intricacy of each portrait, where the presence of the subject provokes a deep reaction.
Rob’s work has the ability to animate every brushstroke with palpable verve and originality that reaches out from the canvas to embrace our senses in a delightful interplay that is the hallmark of the truly talented artist.
Although every painting Rob creates is individual, each one shares the same inner radiance and startling realism that tricks the eye into looking twice to see if the painting is in actual fact a beautifully composed photograph.
With a joyous originality, Rob draws in the observer, immersing us in his world and mesmerising us with his joie de vivre. With effortless grace, Rob gently references the abundant beauty that surrounds us if only we would take a moment to stop and truly see.

Rob Hefferan 1968 | British Figurative painter

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Rob Hefferan 1968 | British Figurative painter Rob Hefferan 1968 | British Figurative painter Rob Hefferan 1968 | British Figurative painter

Rob Hefferan 1968 | British Figurative painter Rob Hefferan 1968 | British Figurative painter Rob Hefferan 1968 | British Figurative painter

Rob Hefferan 1968 | British Figurative painter Rob Hefferan 1968 | British Figurative painter Rob Hefferan 1968 | British Figurative painter

Rob Hefferan 1968 | British Figurative painter Rob Hefferan 1968 | British Figurative painter Rob Hefferan 1968 | British Figurative painter

Rob Hefferan 1968 | British Figurative painter Rob Hefferan 1968 | British Figurative painter Rob Hefferan 1968 | British Figurative painter

Rob Hefferan 1968 | British Figurative painter Rob Hefferan 1968 | British Figurative painter Rob Hefferan 1968 | British Figurative painter

Rob Hefferan 1968 | British Figurative painter Rob Hefferan 1968 | British Figurative painter Rob Hefferan 1968 | British Figurative painter

Rob Hefferan 1968 | British Figurative painter Rob Hefferan 1968 | British Figurative painter Rob Hefferan 1968 | British Figurative painter

Rob Hefferan 1968 | British Figurative painter Rob Hefferan 1968 | British Figurative painter Rob Hefferan 1968 | British Figurative painter

Rob Hefferan 1968 | British Figurative painter Rob Hefferan 1968 | British Figurative painter Rob Hefferan 1968 | British Figurative painter

Rob Hefferan 1968 | British Figurative painter Rob Hefferan 1968 | British Figurative painter Rob Hefferan 1968 | British Figurative painter

Rob Hefferan 1968 | British Figurative painter Rob Hefferan 1968 | British Figurative painter Rob Hefferan 1968 | British Figurative painter

Rob Hefferan 1968 | British Figurative painter Rob Hefferan 1968 | British Figurative painter Rob Hefferan 1968 | British Figurative painter

Rob Hefferan 1968 | British Figurative painter Rob Hefferan 1968 | British Figurative painter Rob Hefferan 1968 | British Figurative painter

Rob Hefferan 1968 | British Figurative painter Rob Hefferan 1968 | British Figurative painter Rob Hefferan 1968 | British Figurative painter

Rob Hefferan 1968 | British Figurative painter Rob Hefferan 1968 | British Figurative painter Rob Hefferan 1968 | British Figurative painter

Nato ad Warrington, Cheshire, nel nord dell'Inghilterra, Rob Hefferan è un artista appartiene alla corrente del realismo figurativo contemporaneo, uno stile che nella precisione del disegno e del dettaglio e con la sapiente costruzione cromatica presenta delle tele che quasi si confondono con lo scatto fotografico.
Ha iniziato a disegnare e dipingere quando era soltanto un piccolo bambino. Durante le vacanze in famiglia, amava dipingere all’aria aperta. La sua insegnante d’arte aveva riconosciuto che i suoi disegni infantili di dinosauri erano veramente qualcosa di speciale. Durante la scuola superiore e l’università, ha vinto molti concorsi d’arte.
Questo pittore è chiaramente influenzato dai maestri del movimento preraffaellita, un vero spirito libero, fin dall’inizio. Ha lavorato come illustratore e designer, aggiudicandosi una serie di importanti contratti, anche cercando il modo di catturare toni della pelle, movimento e tessuto.
Nelle sue opere prevale il soggetto femminile immerso in un'atmosfera sensuale e romantica.
che dà armonia al soggetto rappresentato. Le sue donne appaiono serene e trasmettono una sensazione di dolce attesa, di benessere interiore.

Rob Hefferan 1968 | British Figurative painter Rob Hefferan 1968 | British Figurative painter Rob Hefferan 1968 | British Figurative painter

Rob Hefferan 1968 | British Figurative painter Rob Hefferan 1968 | British Figurative painter Rob Hefferan 1968 | British Figurative painter

Rob Hefferan 1968 | British Figurative painter Rob Hefferan 1968 | British Figurative painter Rob Hefferan 1968 | British Figurative painter

Rob Hefferan 1968 | British Figurative painter Rob Hefferan 1968 | British Figurative painter Rob Hefferan 1968 | British Figurative painter

Rob Hefferan 1968 | British Figurative painter Rob Hefferan 1968 | British Figurative painter Rob Hefferan 1968 | British Figurative painter