Warren S. Heaton
Pembrokeshire Gallery with Landscapes and Equine Art
Warren Heaton studied at Carmarthenshire College of Technology and Art and since finishing his studies in 1992 has continued expressing his love of the ‘nature of land and sea’ in his work.Warren paints mainly in oil on canvas, he has produced work for local, National and International galleries and has had solo exhibitions in galleries throughout Wales
Trying to capture nature’s ever changing light has its own inherent challenges, and painting outside in Pembrokeshire in the wind and rain has its own fair share too! Working outside certainly forces you to confront and re-evaluate your artistic ego, and paint on nature’s terms.
However, it is not without its rewards, as no two days are ever the same, there is always some subtle play of light or colour effect I long to capture, whether it’s scudding grey clouds, blushing briefly in a setting sun or the delicate harmonies of blues and greys on a rainy day. It stands to reason that you certainly notice more the more time you spend in one place….looking.”My work in progress is to produce pictures that reveal a freshness and energy. But I also want to convey a sense of the longing we feel when presented with the beauty of nature, whatever the weather.
I am always striving to capture a sense of that gentle, soulful beauty I feel when I am in the presence of a horse. I want to convey the spirit and personality of the individual as much as the physical and tactile presence of such a noble and powerful animal”
Someone once said to me that, “a good horse painter, paints its heartbeat.” I agree. And it is this elusive quality that I am ever chasing.
Warren recently won Best Coloured Subject at The Society or Equestrian Artists exhibition in The Mall Gallery, London, for Mr William Jones.
In six days and ‘Whatever the Weather’, Warren completed 12 new pieces of work, entirely on site, travelling the Pembrokeshire coastline from Amroth to St Dogmaels. ‘I see the 12 paintings as one piece in a way, a journey, not only through the landscape but also a journey through my expression and interpretation of the landscape’
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