Hearn was born in Chesterfield, near Sheffield, and comes into Cornwall's frame some 20 years ago (early 1990s) when he worked on his paintings from a studio on the Rame Peninsula. Leaving to paint - he is largely self-taught - on Jersey and in France, he has returned once more, an acclaimed abstract painter. His work has been likened to that of the modernist St Ives School of Peter LANYON, and Ben NICHOLSON amongst others, and claims an exemplar in Mark ROTHKO.
Now he works from Maker Heights on the Rame Peninsula in Cornwall. His career and achievements in exhibition are well recorded on the web.
2011: 'What is lost' exhibition, Drang Gallery, Padstow (Sept)
Open Studios Cornwall 2014; 2015; 2022
Cornwall Today (Sept 2011) 'warning: alchemical processes at work', pp 56-7