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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  • Cornish Coastal
    Approx. Image size - 13 x 8 Inches
    Mixed Media
  • Mousehole Remembered
    Approx. Image size 10 x 8 Inches
    Mixed Media
  • St Michaels Mount
    9 x 6 Inches
    Mixed Media on card
    Sold
  • Beachside Cottages
    10 x 9 Inches
    Mixed Media on card
  • St Michaels mount
    22 x 18 Inches in frame
    Gouache
  • Red Hat
    12 x 9 Inches
    Mixed Media
  • Penberth Cove
    12 x 9 Inches
    Mixed Media
    Sold
  • Maid May
    12 x 9 Inches
    Mixed Media
  • Three Seagulls
    12 x 9 Inches
    Mixed Media
  • St Michaels Mount
    12 x 9 Inches
    Gouache
  • PH24
    12 x 9 Inches
    Mixed Media
  • Towards the Island, St.ives
    12 x 9 Inches
    Mixed Media
  • Inn Harbour
    12 x 9 Inches
    Mixed Media
  • Blue harbour
    12 x 9 Inches
    Mixed Media
  • The path to Par Beach
    12 x 9 Inches
    Mixed Media
  • Man in a Blue Cap
    12 x 9 Inches
    Mixed Media
  • Sudden Squall
    12 x 9 Inches
    Mixed Media
  • Homage to Mary Jewells
    12 x 9 Inches
    Mixed Media
  • St Martins, Isle of Skye
    12 x 9 Inches
    Mixed Media
  • Can I come too
    12 x 9 Inches
    Mixed Media
  • Crabbers and Trippers
    12 x 9 Inches
    Mixed Media
    Sold
  • Safe Harbour
    12 x 9 Inches
    Mixed Media
  • Around the Harbour 1
    12 x 9 Inches
    Mixed Media
  • Around the Harbour 2
    12 x 9 Inches
    Mixed Media
  • Town By The Sea
    12 x 9 Inches
    Mixed Media
  • Fish Street
    22 x 18 Inches
    Mixed Media