Ralph Heather is a visual artist living in Paris, Ontario. Current artistic passions encompass; original hand-pulled printmaking, drawing and painting. On the PRINTMAKING GALLERY page you will find a selection of current printmaking, the FINE ART GALLERY page you will see drawing and painting works. Many of these are for sale online by emailing Ralph Heather.

“I have always been captivated by the simple beauty of shape and colour that surrounds us in our everyday lives, often finding inspiration in common subjects we have strong emotional ties to or social relevance. I hope to express this appreciation in my art.”  

RECENT WORKS

 "Hay Bales on Powerline Road", 12"x18" Woodcut with Watercolour
 

CURRENTLY SHOWING

JAMES NORTH STUDIO
328 James St N, Hamilton, Ontario

GREEN HERON BOOKS
47 Grand River St N, Paris, Ontario

OXTONGUE GALLERY
Dwight, Muskoka, Ontario

BELWORTH HOUSE
Waterford, Ontario

BLUE DOG CAFE & GALLERY
Solo Show
November, 2013
Brantford, Ontario

UPCOMING SHOWS

CENTRE 3 / THE PRINT STUDIO
December, 2013
Hamilton, Ontario

HAMILTON ARTISTS INC
Nov 21 - Dec 21, 2013
Hamilton, Ontario

N E W S    B L O G

Wellington Artist"s Gallery Juried Show, 3rd Prize

Posted by Ralph Heather on Wednesday, October 2, 2013
I am proud to announce that I had 2 artworks accepted into the Wellington Gallery Juried Show and now have the pleasure of winning 3rd Prize in the category of Painting, Photography and Printmaking. "The Sentinels" wins again, and gets to be my first signature work as it garners so much attention. "Fenced In" was the other work accepted, which always seems to delight the viewer and has been my best seller this year.
Find out more at: www.wellingtonartistsgallery.ca

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"Third Prize" at PRESS Juried Show

Posted by Ralph Heather on Friday, July 19, 2013
I am proud to announce that I have won 3rd prize at the WCAC PRESS Juried Show at The Button Factory in Waterloo. This is a wonderful show of printmaking being done in Ontario that runs from July 5 -27. More info at www.buttonfactoryarts.ca

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"Third Prize" for Arts Country 2013 Juried Show

Posted by Ralph Heather on Saturday, June 8, 2013
I am happy to announce that I will have 3 pieces of art, "The Sentinels", "The Kilns" and "Fenced In", at this year's Second Annual Arts Country Juried Arts Competition, hosted by The Glenhyrst Art Gallery of Brant. It is exciting to be chosen to participate with this group of talented artists from Brant County, Norfolk County, Oxford County, Elgin County, Middlesex County, St. Thomas, London and Brantford. The opening night is Saturday, June 22.

"The Sentinels" won Third Prize!

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"Best of Show" DVSA Juried Art Show

Posted by Ralph Heather on Saturday, June 1, 2013
"The Sentinels" won The Marion Farnan Award "Best of Show" at the Dundas Valley School of Art, 2013 Annual Juried Show. "The Catch" was also accepted for the show.
 
The Sentinels is part of “Rural Detours”, a series of original woodcut prints and etchings that pay tribute to the rich history of our local rural landscapes. Much of my inspiration comes not far from where I live. It can be moments away or discovered while exploring the countryside. Searching for the missing connections to our...
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James North Art Collective

Posted by Ralph Heather on Wednesday, March 6, 2013
I'm excited to announce that I am now a member of the James North Art Collective. The JSNAC is made up of visual artists and crafts people working in many disciplines: drawing, painting, printmaking, ceramics, jewellery, photography and sculpture.

DON'T MISS US ON THE MONTHLY "JAMES STREET ART CRAWL"! The second Friday evening of every Month.
James North Studio is located at 328 James Street North, Hamilton, Ontario (Just North of Barton Street, beside the You Me Gallery)
Gallery Hours:  Wednesd...
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Recent works almost ready!

Posted by Ralph Heather on Wednesday, January 9, 2013
I am busy preparing for my upcoming show for the month of April at the Waterford Old Town Hall Gallery. Featured in the show will be these 3 new woodcuts that are just about ready for their final edition. I am working much larger, so please take note of the print size. There will be more to come soon!

"Massey Retires", 12"x18" Woodcut


"Sheltered", 12"x24" Woodcut


"The Sentinals", 14"x28" Woodcut


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Glenhyrst Gallery JURIED SHOW

Posted by Ralph Heather on Saturday, November 3, 2012
Exciting news today! It is the opening of the Annual Juried Show at Glenhyrst Art Gallery in Brantford, Ontario.The show features artists from all over Ontario in any media, and I'm proud to have 2 pieces of art chosen for exhibition. The theme is "War and Peace" and runs from Nov. 3, 2012 to Jan. 3 2012, with an opening reception on Saturday, Nov. 10 at 7 pm. More information is available at www.glenhyrst.ca



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Brant Studio Tour 2012

Posted by Ralph Heather on Saturday, May 26, 2012
Find out more at: BRANTSTUDIOTOUR.CA

The Brant Studio Tour of 2012 will be on the last weekend of September - Sept  29th and 30th, from 10 am to 5 pm each day.

The 12th annual Brant Studio Tour features talented artists from Brantford, Paris and St. George who will welcome you into their individual work spaces to explore and experience them.  We value this opportunity to build relationships as we meet with you to share what we have been doing and discuss ideas, processes and outcomes.

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