The Nostalgic Art of
Robert E. Heard
I now live in Port Colborne, Ontario Canada. I have been drawing for as
long as I can remember.
My art has evolved over a period of time. I won many awards in
elementary school, and in recognition, received lessons in perspective and technique. From
my early days, I knew I was given a special talent to become an artist. One of my memories
of lessons taken, was the discipline to maintain the high degree of detail and clarity.
Mainly self-taught since school, I strive for perfection in my work. There are many times
in my work, that I will actually spend more time on the research than the actual painting
What I Love to Paint
Versatility has offered me a variety of commissioned work. Victorian homes, century
farm homes, barns, Steam engines, Railway stations and even marine craft. While I have
worked in mediums such as charcoal, graphite, pastels and acrylics, the medium now used is
mainly Watercolour and Pen and Ink. I have lived in cities such as Toronto,
Windsor and the harbour town of Waubaushene. The memory of these areas bring to mind the marine and rail scenes that were a
great influence on me at a young age.