Born 1958 in Melbourne – AUSTRALIA.
Kelvin Heffernan’s paintings and ceramic works reflect a vibrant energy, a passion for colour and a capacity for sensitive mark-making. While his subjects often relate to people and events in his life, his work also revisits such infamous characters from history as bushrangers. Heffernan is drawn to the macabre, often depicting savage toothed or horned beasts wielding guns or swords. His ceramic works employ layered glazes and detailed textures creating an effect of scratches and burrs over the clay. His passion for the ceramic medium is apparent in works which convey a kind of visceral drama. Heffernan’s highly expressive artwork is often injected with a wicked sense of humour.