Sculptor, born in Cookstown, Tyrone, Northern Ireland, who completed foundation studies at John Moores University, Liverpool, 1985–6, then an honours degree in fine art there, 1986–9. Heron was involved in a number of public sculptures with wildlife themes, sometimes overseeing group efforts, such as The Aviary Tower, in Bouskell Park, Blaby, and the Kingfisher, at Mount Grace Road, Loughborough, both 1999. The 1998 carved wood Totem, at Blackmoor Special School, Blackburn, is also by him. Heron’s exhibitions included Groundwork Trust, Blackburn, 1995; the Tyrone Guthrie Centre, Newliss, County Monaghan, Ireland (which holds his 1996 mixed-media Triangle/Circle/Square), 1996; and Lawrence Batley Theatre, Huddersfield, 1998. He lived for a time in Derbyshire.

Text source: 'Artists in Britain Since 1945' by David Buckman (Art Dictionaries Ltd, part of Sansom & Company)

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