Born in 1968 in Warrington, Cheshire, Rob Hefferan is an exceptionally talented figurative artist. His work not only captures the unique character and warmth of each subject, but transcends form to suggest the living, breathing essence of the individual.
Working predominately with oils and acrylics, Rob’s work is both eminently understandable and intensely familiar. Colour, light and texture harmonise intelligently and with stunning candour to produce works that resonate with vibrant life.
The pinnacle of figurative realism is to elicit the animating force that resides behind the density and delicacy of human form and structure. Working with the living architecture of the human body, Rob recreates the poetry of the skin’s tone and structure and pays homage to the complex interaction of musculature, tissue and bone. Every brushstroke has the ability to reach out from the canvas to embrace our senses.
In 2005 Rob was commissioned to paint the cover of Never Forget – The Ultimate Collection the fifth album by Take That, released in 2005, nearly ten years after their initial split. It has sold over 2.1million copies in the UK alone since release.
Rob was also commissioned to produce 10 illustrations for Quality Streets 75th anniversary tin, Nestlé is celebrating 75 years of its revolutionary confectionery assortment Quality Street in the United Kingdom