Though Heron’s work may not directly represent his Cornish garden, the abstract forms are a detailed response to light, colour and shape.
Red Garden Painting : June 3 –June 5 : 1985
210.8 × 335.3 cm
Oil paint on canvas
Date of work
Original: Oil paint on canvas Heron Family Collection © Estate of Patrick Heron. All Rights Reserved, DACS 2018 Photo: Courtesy the Estate of Patrick Heron
Patrick Heron (1920-1999) is widely recognised as one of the most innovative figures in twentieth-century British art. He worked as a painter, critic and polemicist throughout his life and played a major role in the development of post-war abstract art.