rob hefferan

artist biography

Rob Refferan has followed his own artistic path since childhood. Born in Warrington in 1968, Refferan struggled to have his creative leanings taken seriously by those around him. He recalls copying pictures of spaceships and dinosaurs from children’s books. The only figure to offer support was his art teacher, who saw promise in his early, simple drawings.

Hefferan was able to expand his artistic skill by attending the Padgate Art School between 1985 and 1989, finally taking steps to fulfil the goals he had held fast to since his childhood. After transitioning to a formal degree course in 1990, however, Hefferan discovered that the restrictions of the illustration syllabus did not allow him to work as he wanted. He took the bold option to leave his course and create his own portfolio, which saw rewards soon. he gained tremendous success in illustration and advertisement work.

After working commercially for a number of years, Hefferan was able to move into a career as a full-time artist. His first exhibition in 2003 was immensely successful, with every piece selling out before it closed.

Since then, he has gained many collectors for his work, and continues to release new art to eagerly awaiting followers.

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