Marc Heaton



'If it makes me smile, then it works, if it makes you smile then even better!'

Marc Heaton is a versatile Welsh artist born in Pontypridd in 1973.Graduated in Fine Art Painting from Central St Martins School of Art&Design, he has done a bit of everything in his career with paintings and sculptures: abstract, geometric abstractions,realism, surrealism, portraits etc. However, his whimsical, poetic and humorous pieces are the ones that came to stay. He is incredibly good at that, and creates fascinating and gripping characters and concepts.


Online Press/Press Release

Issue 54 Imagine Revue d'art France 2015

Visual ArtBeat Magazine Cover Competition Finalist Austria 2012 #issue 37 Heads&Tales Series Paris France 2011

Visual Art Beat Magazine New collection Salzburg Austria 2011

BBC Your Painting in association with public catalogue foundation2011



Ask/Art The Artist Bluebook Worldwide Edition

De Veres Art Auctions 2009 Dublin Dec 8 2009 Artspace Galleries, by Valeria 7th Dec 2009 Artspace Galleries.

All in 'The Colourful Disorder of the Present' Artspace Galleries.

Skidmores Island 'The Glorius Secret' Saturday 27 ,2010 by Ian Skidmore

Alumni Art University of the Arts LondonThe Mail July 23 1997 Right frame of mind, by Rachel Rushton

The Mail, Menai Bridge Anglesey, Crammming in the talent by Rachel Mort 1998

The Mail , Menai Bribge Anglesey,New art gallery for Menai Bridge 1998

Daily Post August 20 1998 Framed at last by Ian Skidmore

Daily Post Friday October 23 1998 The People The DIY art gallery, By Ian Skidmore

Cwmni Da Y SIOE GELF March 20 1998 S4C  by Gwenllian Griffith

Merthyr Express October 6 2000 Dark side of the room ,by Iwan Davies

Herald Express August 13 2004 Affair of the art

The Big Issue August 22 2004 Best Art , by Sarah Jane Downing

Herald Express Art that hits talent Marc 2006  by Glenn Price

Western Mail June 7  2007 Striking entries  Welsh Artist of the Year ,by Matt Thomas


Ask/Art The Artist Bluebook Worldwide Edition

De Veres Art Auctions 2009 Dublin Dec 8 2009 Artspace Galleries, by Valeria 7th Dec  2009 Artspace Galleries.

All in 'The Colourful Disorder of the Present' Artspace Galleries.

Skidmores Island 'The Glorius Secret' Saturday 27 ,2010 by Ian Skidmore

Alumni Art University of the Arts London






















































1973Born in Pontypridd South Wales
1990BTEC First Diploma Art&Design Pontypridd
1991Glamorgan Centre for Art & Design Technology BTEC National Art&Design
1991BTEC Diploma Photography Swansea Llwyn y Bryn
1992Studied typography at the London College of Printing
1993B.A Hons Fine Art Painting Central St Martins School of Art And Design

Born in South Wales in 1973, educated in welsh,a fluent welsh speaker. I graduated from St Martins in 1996 in Fine Art Painting my lecturers were Eileen Cooper R.A and Maurice Cockrill R.A. Later that year opened myfirst Studio/ Gallery in North Wales,where I continued to paint and exhibit my work.I  made stretchers and frames for Peter Prendergast work,and had afew conversations with Kyffyn Williams. Ian Skidmore and his wife Silia helped me a great deal with Newspaper articles and opening of my shows.In 1998 I was interviewed and my work was featured on the 'Art Show' on S4C Wales. Since then I've moved to Devon and continued to paint and sculpt.                                                                                                                                                              

Published Works.

LL2 - Luxury Lifestyle Together India 2015

Issue 54 IMAGinE revue d'Art France 2015

Plateform Magazine  issue#37 Heads&Tales  Paris France 2012

The Visual Artbeat Magazine issue#7 NEW COLLECTIONS  Salzburg Austria 2011

BBC My Painting,The Public Catalogue Foundation London/Camden 2011

The Dictonary of Artist in Wales since 1945 by Isabell Hichman& Dr Peter W Jones Hardcover 2010

 Pelham Puppets:A Collectors Guide Published by Crowood Collectors Series, Hardcover 2008, Author David Leech.

Exhibition History

2017Galerie d'Art Bleu Reglisse Auvillar France
2017Artizan Art Gallery Torquay Devon
2017Hampstead Heath Affordable Art Fair London
2017The Mason-Laurence Gallery Dartington
2017JL Cleret / Artquest Galerie Paipol France
2017The Nicky Stevenson Gallery
2016Artizan gallery Torquay Devon
2016Rostra Gallery Bath Christmas Show
2016Galerie d'Art Bleu Reglisse Auvillar France
2016Affordable Art Fair Bristol
2016Affordable Art Fair Hampstead Heath London
2016Summer Exhibition Rostra Gallery Bath
2015The Gallery Cockington Objects of Desire Devon
2015The Gallery Dartington Hall Devon
2015Rostra Gallery Autumn Show Bath
2015Affordable Art Fair Bristol
2015Affordable Art Fair Hampstead Heath London
2015Fresh Talent Rostra Gallery Bath
2015The Studio Dartington Devon
2014Rostra Gallery Somerset Bath
2014The Studio Craft Centre Dartington Devon
2014Artizan gallery Torquay Devon
2014Jellyfish Productions Buckfastleigh Devon
2013Ninetythree,93 High Street, Totnes, Devon
2013The Light Gallery&Studio Axminster
2013Studio 16 Cockington Court Torquay Devon
2012Studio 16,Cockington Court Solo show paintings&sculptures Devon
2011The Bowie Gallery (mixed show) Totnes
2011The Great Create. Festival of Arts Greenway Devon
2009Artspace Galleries Mayfair Solo Show 'Colourful disorder of the present' London
2009Totnes High street Café Devon
2009Torre Abbey Contempary Open TACO, alongside Antony Gormley.
2009Pelham Puppet Shop High St Ilfracombe Devon
2008The Great Create 2008 ( mixed Show)
2007Church House Inn Marldon Devon
2007Belmont House Hotel Leicester
2007Pavey Group Torquay
2007Birchwood House Totnes 'Eye Candy' mixed show
2007The Great Create, Festival of Arts Greenway Devon
2007Greenway Barn Gallery Gampton Mixed Show
2007St Davids "Welsh Artist of the Year "Mixed Show
2007Overdrive Project Paington Devon Solo Show
2007The Ash Cookery School Dartmouth
2007The Real Food Cafe Torquay Devon
2007Rumours Resturant Totnes Devon
2006St Davids Hall " Welsh Artist of the Year" Show Cardiff
2005Art affair open studio and exhibition
2005Small Originals at Gallery 22 (mixed show)
2005The Art Bar at the Great Barn, Higher Ashton (mixed show)
2005Sherwell Centre, Plymouth (solo)
2005Art Affair, Torquay (mixed show)
2004Art Affair, The Pavillion, Torquay Devon (solo)
2004Art Bar @ The Great Barn, Higher Ashton, Exeter (mixed show)
2004St. Davids Hall, Cardiff (Christmas show)
2002Queens Hall Narbeth, Pembrokeshire (Christmas show)
2002Queens Hall Narbeth, Pembrokeshire (mixed show)
2001St Davids's Hall, Cardiff (Christmas show)
2000Art Furniture and Interiors Gallery, Cardiff (solo)
2000St Davids's Hall, Cardiff (summer show)
1999Plas Glyn y Weddw Gallery, North Wales (mixed show)
1998Caernarfon Gallery, North Wales (mixed show)
1998The Art Show, TV Channel 4
1997Cramsdam Art Gallery, North Wales (solo)
1996Cramsdam Art Gallery, North Wales (solo)
1996Charing Cross Road, London (degree show)
1994Marylebone Lane, London (mixed show)