Heather Bray

Artworks | Biography

Heather is Cornish, of Cornish ancestry and belongs to a family with a lifetime interest in art, sharing a deep love of the way of life still to be found in the little villages, both beside the sea and in the  beautiful countryside of her native land.

Heather is a largely self taught painter who’s creative gift is based on balancing dark and light tones in her compositions, contrapuntal and interacting, contrasting subtly with each other. Her sensitive images are executed in myriad tones of delicate greys and soft colour, each resonating with its neighbour, like notes in a musical composition. She is painting a feeling, an essence of place, a location in which to rest, relax and wander around.

Her studio is perched high above the Cornish shoreline and the seagull’s eye view it affords is often reflected in her paintings, many of which appear to be painted from a height.

Heather is well respected by fellow artists of considerable stature, and she has an acknowledged eye for excellence.
An artist who strives for clarity, form, and, above all, simplicity in in her work, she is an intuitive painter, working, “Almost without thinking.”  She has a strong sense of design and an obvious joy in the act of painting. Her work, while remaining uniquely her own, places her firmly in the St Ives tradition, and is in numerous private collections in Britain and farther afield

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  • Mousehole Remembered
    Approx. Image size 10 x 8 Inches
    Mixed Media
  • PH24
    12 x 9 Inches
    Mixed Media
  • Inn Harbour
    12 x 9 Inches
    Mixed Media
    Sold
  • The path to Par Beach
    12 x 9 Inches
    Mixed Media
  • Man in a Blue Cap
    12 x 9 Inches
    Mixed Media
  • Can I come too
    12 x 9 Inches
    Mixed Media
  • Safe Harbour
    12 x 9 Inches
    Mixed Media
  • Town By The Sea
    12 x 9 Inches
    Mixed Media
  • Dancing with the Birds
    12 x 9 inches
    Acrylic
  • Jugs
    9.5 x 8.5 Inches
    Acrylic
  • Pottery
    12.5 x 9.5 Inches
    Acrylic
  • Harbour
    Acrylic
  • The old tin boat
    9.5 x 8 Inches
    Acrylic
  • New Arrivals
    10 x 8 Inches
    Acrylic
  • Derelict Cottage, Pendeen
    10 x 8 Inches
    Acrylic
  • Stippy Stappy
    10 x 8 Inches
    Acrylic
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  • Inner Harbour
    10 x 8 Inches
    Acrylic
  • Maid Mary
    10 x 7 Inches
    Acrylic
  • Fisherman at Smeatons
    10 x 8 Inches
    Acrylic
  • Lamorna Cove
    10 x 8 Inches
    Acrylic
  • Secret Hideaway
    10 x 8 Inches
    Acrylic
  • My little Leach mug
    10 x 8 Inches
    Acrylic
  • Regatta
    10 x 8 Inches
    Acrylic
  • 2 Mackerel
    10 x 8 Inches
    Acrylic
  • All around the Harbour
    10 x 8 Inches
    Acrylic
  • Gulls feeding
    10 x 8 Inches
    Acrylic
  • Returning
    11 x 6 Inches
    Acrylic
  • Harbour Scene
    32 x 24 cms
    Acrylic
  • Cottages at Dusk
    7 x 5.5 Inches
    Acrylic
  • Good to meet You
    8.5 x 5.5 Inches
    Acrylic
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  • The Cove
    16 x 13 Inches in frame
    Acrylic
  • 3 men
    13.5 x 11.5 Inches in frame
    Acrylic
  • Pink houses
    12.5 x 9.5 Inches - Image size
    Acrylic
  • Cornish Cottage
    12.5 x 10.5 Inches in frame
    Acrylic on Board