Born: 30th July 1974 (Germany)
"When I first approach a new painting, I am mostly concerned with establishing the most organic way possible of getting my ideas onto the canvas. I also want to avoid losing any of the dynamic qualities intrinsic to the images I use as my source material. Each painting must also satisfy my need to preserve the immediacy of my initial response to a new subject matter. Consequently I very rarely produce preliminary drawings, preferring to work from one or two cursory sketches.
Working directly onto the canvas, with little or no preparation, allows forms and compositions to evolve in a way that is both natural and improvised. Quite often the mistakes inherent to this approach provide me with a greater understanding of the forms I translate onto canvas. By allowing the structure of a painting to evolve instinctively, compositional elements take on meanings and physical characteristics that were not initially apparent.
As the elements within a painting transform and evolve, they begin to inform the composition and narrative of a painting, creating visual and thematic juxtapositions that are both vibrant and kinetic. This evolution of forms, ideas and their interaction creates the energy within my paintings; and although each artwork has its own specific narrative, the improvisational nature of my painting results in compositions that are open to many interpretations. This allows a possibility for my ideas to evolve and develop after a painting is finished, taking on new meanings as each new viewer encounters my work."
"After successfully completing a 1-year foundation course at Mid-Cheshire College , I went on to study for a B. A. in Fine Art at Goldsmiths University ( London ).
Upon leaving Goldsmiths I sought out full time employment in order to financially support myself. In an attempt to maintain some kind of link with the arts, I found myself working in the printing industry.
After working for Cheshire County Press Ltd for 6 years, the company went into liquidation and I was made redundant .
After years of neglect, I took this opportunity to focus on my creative ambitions, intent on becoming a successful artist. Gaining a foothold in the art market proved to be extremely difficult and I found it almost impossible to promote and exhibit my artworks.
Eventually I decided that the best solution was to take matters into my own hands and exhibit my work online. Short of funds I decided to teach my self the basics of web-design and I created my own Website - Arts Ablaze."
"The art world can be an incredibly fickle place to try and make a living. On the one hand, art dealers and galleries are always looking for the next big thing, the next undiscovered artist; however few of them are willing to take the risk of promoting an artist whose success is yet to be proven.
Without too much of a leap of imagination, I came to the conclusion that my best option was to promote and sell my work myself. And it was this aspiration that resulted in my becoming self-employed and setting up Arts Ablaze.
Initially Arts Ablaze was set up as a Website to sell and promote my own portfolio of work. After some success I decided to expand the site to exhibit the work of other artists, focusing on those artists who also find it difficult to get their work promoted in the conventional art world."
Website Design & Beyond
"One of the benefits of setting up Arts Ablaze was that I became exposed to the possibilities and opportunities available in the field of Website design. Since launching Arts Ablaze I have been commissioned to design a few other sites and I am always on the look out for new projects."
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"I have always been interested and influenced by design and my interest in web-design rekindled an appreciation of design and architecture that I had all but forgotten.
I have recently been afforded the opportunity to fulfil one of my greatest ambitions - to design a house and have it constructed. Although the whole process has been time consuming, stressful and demanding I hope to take on similar projects in the future. ...........................who knows?"
"I have modeled the project using Sketchup and produced 3D renderings of the house, which can be seen on the following web-page:
I am available to create or design similar visualisations for your own architectural projects. Please contact me if you require further information about these services."
David has sourced suppliers & printers who can provide the most accurate reproductions of his artworks.
Every effort has been made to ensure that reproductions convey the experience of viewing the original artworks. Consequently the image sizes of prints are identical to those of the paintings they depict.
Prints - Each print is an individually produced digital reproduction. David works closely with his printers, ensuring that details & colours are accurately reproduced.
Limited Editions - All of the prints available are 'Limited Editions'. Each edition is limited
to 500 prints. The Back of individual prints will be signed & given their own edition number.
Framing - The quality of the prints is complemented by David's choice of frames.
These are supplied by some of the best framers available. Each print is
dry-mounted & surrounded by a 10cm mount. The prints are protected behind 4mm thick glass and have a simple wooden 'Obeche' frame. The frames have been selected for their clean modern look, complementing the style of the prints. The frames come with a dark cherry-wood finish, which is neutral enough to complement most interiors. Frames can also be stained to individual specifications. You should Contact David before ordering, to specify any colour preferences.
To place an order [U.K. Only] - fill out and submit an Order Form. Your completed form will be emailed to Arts Ablaze and processed as soon as possible.
You must print off a copy of the form and send it, along with a *cheque for the full amount of your order, to the following address:
David Hier, 155 St. John's Road, Congleton, Cheshire, CW12 2EH.
>> Click Here to fill out an Order Form.
Alternatively, you can Contact David Hier by Telephone or Email, and place your order directly. For international orders see below.
*Payment - All payments must be made in the form of a personal cheque. Cheques are to be made payable to 'D. M. Hier'. Confirmation of orders will be given upon the receipt of your cheque and 'Order Form'.
Prices - All prices listed are correct at the time of posting. Prices may fluctuate from time to time, but any changes will be amended
as soon as possible.
P & P - Postage and packaging to anywhere in the U.K.
is included in the price of prints. For quotes on
international shipping, please contact David Hier.
Delivery - Orders will be processed once your order has
been confirmed. As the prints are produced and framed
to demand, it can take up to two weeks before prints can be shipped.
Shipping is handled by UPS and the cost includes insurance for prints that have been ordered.
If you have any questions, or you want any more information about ordering prints, please feel free to contact David Hier directly.