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By Robert E. Heard

This nationally known artist will reproduce your home or cottage into an original water colour painting. Whether it is Victorian or modern homes, aviation, railroads, or marine subjects, or a favorite nostalgic place, Robert's attention to detail is evident.

• A great gift idea e.g. birthdays, anniversaries, Christmas
• Custom-made and affordable
• Own art that is both personal and original
• A past or present home or cottage
• Done from photos

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Robert Heard is also known for his detailed Pen & Ink drawings.

Nostalgic scenes depicting rail, marine and aircraft shows Robert's versatility as an artist.

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How to Order

Thank you for showing an interest in the artistic portrayals of Robert E. Heard.

Because of the nature of the portraits and the distances involved, Robert works from photography and stays in close contact by phone. Detailed photos from different angles are needed including one photo depicting the overall image you would like to see in your painting.

If you are a new business or looking to update your printing needs, a pen & ink sketch can be done of your establishment to use as your logo, etc. This can be used on all of your printing needs such as brochures, business cards, letterheads, envelopes, and stationary, etc. We can provide you with either just the artwork, or we can provide all printing as well - whichever is easier for you. Call for more info.

Any season can be portrayed regardless of the time of year.

All work is done in watercolour, on 'acid-free' arches paper, 140 lb stock. The painting will be stretched and will not have a wavy effect when finished. The standard size is 18" by 24" but can be adjusted to fit your space or desire. This is image size only so you must allow 3 to 4 inches on all side for framing.

A rudimentary pencil sketch (approx. 8"x10") can be done if you wish at no extra cost. At this point, you can inform Robert of any adjustments you would like to make.


8" x 10"

$225 CDN

12" x 18"

$375 CDN

18" x 24"

$750 CDN

Pen & Ink

8" x 10"

$125 CDN

11" x 14"

$225 CDN

Interested in commissioning a piece of artwork? Contact Robert Heard via one of the methods below:

About the Artist

The Nostalgic Art of Robert E. Heard

I live in Port Colborne, Ontario, Canada. I have been drawing for as long as I can remember. My art has evolved over a period of time. I won many awards in elementary school, and in recognition, received lessons in perspective and technique. From my early days, I knew I was given a special talent to become an artist. One of my memories of lessons taken, was the discipline to maintain the high degree of detail and clarity. Mainly self-taught since school, I strive for perfection in my work. There are many times in my work, that I will actually spend more time on the research than the actual painting itself.

What I Love to Paint

Versatility has offered me a variety of commissioned work. Victorian homes, century farm homes, barns, Steam engines, Railway stations and even marine craft. While I have worked in mediums such as charcoal, graphite, pastels and acrylics, the medium now used is mainly Watercolour and Pen and Ink. I have lived in cities such as Toronto, Windsor and the harbour town of Waubaushene. The memory of these areas bring to mind the marine and rail scenes that were a great influence on me at a young age.