Literary researcher, Ma(Res) student and teacher of all things written. Based outside of London on the sunny side of Kent but close enough to the city to enjoy the coffee shops and theatres.
Articles by Tony
Summer Interior and Edward Hopper’s Women – Learning the Ropes of Romance
In Summer Interior, we see a solitary woman at the center of an unknown crisis. Edward Hopper‘s women appear frequently within his oeuvre —...
Tony Heathfield 20 January 2023
A Lesson in Illustration – The Whimsical Characters of Beatrix Potter
Beatrix Potter, best known for the charming tale of Peter Rabbit, inspired the minds of budding young novelists and illustrators alike. Her most...
Tony Heathfield 2 March 2022
Duchamp’s Pipe: A Chess Romance. The Marriage of Man and Mind
Allow me to begin this review of Celia Rabinovitch’s Duchamp’s Pipe: A Chess of Romance by stating, unequivocally, that I had no interest...
Tony Heathfield 16 December 2021
Art in The Crown: Spies, Secrets and The Royal Art Collection
The Crown is not amused… There’s a scandal brewing behind the doors of Buckingham Palace. Let’s investigate art in The Crown,...
Tony Heathfield 25 November 2019
Sun, Sand and the Sound of the Sea – The Great British Summer Captured in Snapshots
As a born and bred Brit, the meaning of summer for me is quite simple. Get the shorts on, get the sunglasses out and get down to the seaside.
Tony Heathfield 15 July 2019
Hell Hath No Fury. The Merry Murderess of Early Modern Art
Hell hath no fury like a murderess scorned and, boy, you better believe it! If you were to take a moment and google ‘murder in art’ your...
Tony Heathfield 30 April 2019
Taking the Perfect Selfie: Tips from History’s Greatest Portrait Artists
To pout or not to pout… that is the question. From smoulders to smiles, duck faces to dog ears, in the age of front-facing phone cameras there...
Tony Heathfield 22 February 2019