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

MARKET HOUSE GALLERY ALSO STOCKS HEATHERS LIMITED EDITION PRINTS.

 

  • Blue Cafe
    32 24 cms (Approx. Image size)
    Oil on panel
    Sold
  • Across the fields to the sea
    10 x 12 inches (approx. Image size)
    Oil on Board
    Sold
  • Cherries and coffee
    32 x 24 cms (approx. Image size)
    Oil on Board
    Sold
  • Coastal Harbour
    Approx. Image Size 8 x 5 Inches
    Watercolour
  • Cornish Coastal
    Approx. Image size - 13 x 8 Inches
    Mixed Media
  • Gossips
    Approx. Image size 15.5 x 11.5 Inches
    Mixed Media
  • The Girls at the Seaside
    Approx. Image size 10 x 8 Inches
    Mixed Media
  • Mousehole Remembered
    Approx. Image size 10 x 8 Inches
    Mixed Media
  • Cottage
    10 x 8 Inches (Approx. Image size)
    Mixed Media
  • Harbour Gazing
    Approx. Image size 10 x 8 Inches
    Mixed Media
  • Fishmongers
    Approx. Image size 10 x 8 Inches
    Mixed Media
  • Ready for Customers
    Approx. Image size 11 x 8.5 Inches
    Mixed Media
  • Night sailing
    Approx Image size 12.5 x 12.5 Inches
    Mixed Media