Original Pencil Sketch of Seamus Heaney by Heather Spears. Signed by Heaney and dated 28/01/88 and with quotation in his hand "I Touched Small Distant Pennines" (also signed by the Artist). The quotation is taken from 'Bone Dreams' Part 6 last verse which appeared in his collection NORTH (1975).
Heather Spears is a Canadian artist now living in Copenhagen. She has sketched many authors such as Salman Rushdie, Martin Amis and of course Heaney. It appears she has been a resident artist in the past at literature festivals, readings etc. She has sketched Heaney several times, this work probably sketched during the Cheltenham Literature Festival in 1988.