Huw Heywood

Please click on thumbnails to see the full art work. 


I began painting full time in 2015. My work has it’s roots in abstract art, recalling the feeling of a place or a condition and employing medium and technique to express it. The paintings begin as ideas, working in sketchbooks to establish the varying, essential elements which contribute to the spirit of place. I work with observed colours, structures and compositions to to capture the emotional and poetic nature of locations. While the subjects may be place-specific the message about the world and our position in it is universal, and I hope the paintings can be interpreted at many scales and through the lens of any viewer’s individual landscape memory. Most are specifically chosen fragments of a landscape or cityscape, each telling a much bigger tale.

The finished works are painted in acrylic, on paper and on unprimed canvas. Acrylic is used in fluid translucent washes and in opaque fields of colour.