Available Paintings – March 2023

I am working towards a solo exhibition at the beginning of August 2023 at the Show Off Gallery in Harbour Street, Whitstable

All available work is listed below. Some of them will soon be available as greeting cards. For interest in any of my original paintings, prints, studio visits, or commissions get in touch at: enquiries@richorner.com, or tel.: 07835294317. You can also follow me on:  www.instagram.com/richornerpaintings 

Light obscured (Westbeach Whitstable), 50 x 50cm, oil on canvas – original available 




Whitstable HarbourKent coast, 20 x 20cm,  oil on canvas, original available 




Summer’s evening Kent, 60 x 30cm, oil on canvas – original available 




Margate HarbourMargate Harbour, 22 x 22cm, oil on canvas – original available 




Seasalter BeachSeasalter Beach, 29 x 22cm, oil on canvas – original available 




Kent first Snow, last lightKent first Snow, last light. 23 x 30.5cm, oil on canvas – original available 




January Garden, 29 x 21cm, oil on canvas – original available 




Spring Tide (summer)Spring Tide(summer), 25.5 x 20.5cm,  oil on canvas – original available 




View across the OazeThe view across the Oaze,  22 x 22cm, oil on canvas – original available 




Lost BuoyLost Buoy, 61 67cm, oil on wood panel – original available 




Wistmans Wood DartmoorWistman’s Wood, Dartmoor, 60 x 42cm, oil on canvas – original available 




Dartmoor 2, 63 x 40cmDawn at the Moor, 63 x 40cm,  oil on canvas – original available 



West Beach Whitstable (3), 50 x 40cm, oil on canvas – original available 



West Beach Whitstable (study), 30 x 42 cm, Gouache/ watercolour on paper (framed) original available 



Kent first Snow, last light. 23 x 30.5cm, oil on canvas – original available 




Abstract Woodland 1Abstract Woodland Study 1, 20 x 20cm,  oil on canvas – original available 




Long after Sunset (June)Long after Sunset (June), 28.5 x 17cm, oil on canvas – original available 




An indefinite Path (2021), 55 83cm, oil on canvas – original available 




Rain Gap, Westbeach 20x 20cmRain Gap, Westbeach, 20x 20cm, oil on canvas – original available 




Small Gouach painting - Ric HornerSmall Gouache/ Watercolour painting, approx. 23 x 12cm – original available 




First LightFirst Light, 71 x 81cm, original painting, oil on wood panel (framed) – original available 




'Theater of Light', 133 x 61cm, oil on wood panelTheatre of Light, 133 x 61cm, oil on wood panel – original available 




Ric new work - October 2022Whitstable Harbour, 50 x 50cm, oil on canvas – original available 




Weather StudyWeather Study, 26 x 20cm, oil on canvas – original available 




The Great British Summer (Whitstable 2021), oil on canvas, 31 x 130cmGreat British Summer (2021), 31 x130cm, oil on canvas – original available 




Whitstable Harbour (2021), oil on box canvas, 78.5 x 78.5cmWhitstable Harbour 2021, 78.5 x 78.5cm,  oil on box canvas – original available 




Spring Shower West Beach,Spring Shower West Beach, 76 x 51cm, oil on canvas – original available 




Thunderhead Cloud studyThunderhead/ Cloud study, 28 x 28cm, oil on wood panel – original available 




small Gouache/ Watercolour paintings, approx. 15 x 12cm each – original available 



small Gouache/ Watercolour paintings, approx. 15 x 12cm each – original available 



Shower Remnant, 22 x 22cmShower Remnant, 22 x 22cm, oil on canvas – original available 




Dartmoor, 38 x 38cm, oil on wood panel – original available 





1SOLD – Large Whitstable sunset (1.36m x 1.16m)




SOLD – West Beach Whitstable (1), 30 x 42 cm, original painting, Gouache/watercolour on paper (framed)




SOLD –West Beach Whitstable (2), 30 x 42 cm, original painting, Gouache/watercolour on paper (framed)





sold - sunset paintingSOLD – Whitstable sunset 2022, 95 x 37cm, oil on canvas




3.  SOLD – 30 x 40cm Thames Estuary at low tide Whitstable  




Painting by Ric W. HornerSOLD – Sunflare Westbeach, 78 x 78cm, oil on canvas




Whitstable Harbour - painting by Ric W. HornerSOLD – Whitstable Harbour 2021, oil on canvas, 60 x 30cm 




‘Storm over Sheppey’, oil on board, 59 x 29cmSOLD – Storm over Sheppey, oil on board, 59 x 29cm



Devonshire Nocturne 1, oil on board, 92 x 92 cmSOLD – Devonshire Nocturne 1, oil on board, 92 x 92 cm



Nocturn. Venus & rising moon from Seasalter, May 2020SOLD – Nocturn. Venus & rising moon from Seasalter, May 2020, 26 x 20cm, oil on canvas 



Evening CalmSOLD – Evening Calm, oil on canvas, 22 x 22cm 




Flodded FieldSOLD – Flooded Field, 20 x 20cm, original painting, oil on canvas




Meditation SpaceSOLD – Meditation Space, 20 x 20cm, original painting, oil on canvas




Moody SunsetSOLD – Moody Sunset, oil on wood panel, 41 x 31cm 




Across the Oase towards Sheppy, oil on canvas, 67 x 42cmSOLD – Across the Oase towards Sheppy, oil on canvas, 67 x 42cm



Lightpool WestbeachSOLD – Light pool West beach, Whitstable, oil on canvas, 56.5 x 26cm



binary commentSOLD – The Detectorist, oil on canvas. 20 x 20cm



SOLD  – Venus Belt 2 – a commission completed in September 2021, (137cm x 72cm)



Harbour StudySOLD – Harbour Study, oil on canvas, 20 x 20cm 




Cloud-Forms-over-SeasalterSOLD – Cloud Forms over Seasalter, 22 x 22cm, original painting, oil on canvas



Cloud Study West BeachSOLD – Cloud Study West Beach Whitstable, 61 x 24.5, oil on canvas



November-Sunset-towards-FavershamSOLD – November Sunset’ (towards Faversham), 20 x 20cm, oil on canvas  



From Hay Tor towards Teignmouth, 28.5 x 73cm, oil wood panelSOLD – Towards Teignmouth,  29 x 73cm, oil on wood panel 






Ric W. Horner - London Paintings




Artist working on Whitstable beach

Ric Horner painting on the beach

It’s now 10 years ago (2023) that Ric Horner moved into the late Dan Sherrin’s quirky cottage in Whitstable. He is one in a long line of artists and novelists that made the town their home, for reasons such as the gorgeous light and stunning sunsets . __________________________________________________

Dan Sherrin (1869 – 1940) could not be missed about the town, as he insisted on wearing the most outrageously chequer plus-fours and his love of beer was legendary. Dan was also a famous self-publicist of the most humorous kind, a practical joker who not only poked fun at those in authority – he even built his own airplane and created a spoof fire brigade!  

The British painter J.M.W. Turner (1775–1851) was known as “the painter of light”. Like Turner, Ric also felt inspired to explore the unique light and atmospheres found in this area, and he was very much attracted to portraying the famous sunsets along the North Kent coast,  who described  by Turner as ‘some of the best in the world!”






East Kent Artists Open Houses – October 2022

8 – 23 October 2022

Prints at Ric Horner studio

An exhibition of stunning Whitstable Land and Seascape paintings, as well as framed prints as part of the East Kent Artists Open Houses. Running on weekends 8th/9th, 15th/16th and 22nd/23rd October 2022 at House 18 on the Whitstable art trail.
.11am – 5pm each weekend
Please contact me on Tel: 07835294317, or email:   enquiries@richorner.com for studio visits outside these dates.
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Ric Horner Art October 2022





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Open House - Oct 22


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.Ric Horner Exhibition


Ric Horner

For dimensions of all the paintings in that show see the post AVAILABLE PAINTINGS– MARCH ’23

Solo Exhibition at Lilford Gallery Canterbury – 2019







From 7th – 20th September 2019

“Ric Horner is second to none when it comes to capturing light on the landscape.” – “Your art brings tears to my eyes! – Outstanding! – Amazing – Stunning – Incredible! – Magnificent – Brilliant – Spectacular – Breath-taking – Superb – Magical – Impressive – Wonderful – Uplifting – Really Moving – Poetic, beautiful, bold and absolutely marvellous! – I love your work!”































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Open Studio Exhibition – June 2019


Award winning man of Kent, artist Ric W. Horner is one of the county’s leading landscape painters whose professional career spans more than 25 years. His work focuses on the elemental qualities of open space, the energy of weather and the expressive qualities of light.


“…His mastery of sky, light and colour is breath taking!”

“Wow! My kind of art. Absolutely stunning. Love it!! Xx

“After seeing his work for the first time it completely changed the way I saw colour in nature, but especially the sky and dark clouds. This incredible oil on canvas captures a moment where the beautiful light and detail pulls you in, so you too are involved and immortalised in the moment.” 





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At the Tonic Gallery in Salcombe

Salcombe Tonic Gallery

From August 2017 to February 2018 Ric was represented by Tonic Gallery in Island Street, Salcombe, South Devon.   https://tonicgallery.co.uk

Tonic Gallery Salcombe



  1. First Light – oil on wood panel – 71 x 60cm
  2. Lost Buoy – oil on wood panel – 61 x 67cm
  3. Salcombe No 1 – oil on canvas – 31 x 24cm
  4. A good Day for Sailing – oil on canvas – 20 x 20cm (sold)
  5. Salcombe No 2 – oil on canvas – 51 x 76cm (sold)
  6. Waterhead Creek – oil on canvas – 26 x 31cm (sold)
  7. Across the Bay – oil on canvas – 21 x 20cm (sold)
  8. Salcombe Dusk – oil on canvas – 26 x 21cm (sold)
  9. Salcombe No 3 – oil on canvas – 26 x 26cm

Ric Horner - Tonic Gallery


The piece below is still available (2022).

Salcombe No 3

White Wood Gallery

 Ric has been represented by the White Wood Gallery in Ashburton, Dartmoor from November 2016 until February 2018.

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                     This arrangement has now come to an end. Most pieces on display there have been sold, but some are still available from the artist’s studio. Please see the top post on this site.

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dartmoor-1-31……………………………………………………………Lovely feedback was received from previous buyers:

Dear Mr Horner, As a 50th Wedding Anniversary present to ourselves we purchased from the White Wood Gallery in Ashburton your oil painting entitled "Approaching Rain near Princetown, Dartmoor" (see above). My wife and I have known, loved and frequently visited Dartmoor since we were both young and we felt your painting captures the atmosphere of the Moor very well. We are generally more familiar with the eastern side of the Moor - i.e. Chagford/ Haytor/Hound Tor - and not so familiar with the area around Princetown. We wondered if you were able to give some more detail of the location from which your painting was taken?

White Wood


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Exhibition: Dartmoor – Theatre of Light


The ‘Theatre of Light’ exhibition was a big success. Many thanks to everyone who came along. Half of the exhibition has been  sold during the show. Ric is now in the process of making a range of greeting cards of the most successful pieces. For samples visit the page: Greeting Cards | Ric W. Horner – Artist (richorner.com)



Ric Horner is one of the country’s leading landscape painters, whose professional career spans more than 25 years. Graduating from Exeter College of Art in 1989, he spent the first two years of his career living and working on Dartmoor, developing a unique and profound engagement with light and distance. His artwork has a metaphorical resonance that is reminiscent of great nineteenth-century landscape painting and yet it is utterly modern, firmly resisting the urban and technological  world.

Thanks to Ric’s longstanding friend, supporter and art collector, Devon based historian and internationally acclaimed author of ‘The Time Traveler’s Series’ and ‘Centuries of Change‘, Dr Ian Mortimer, he was able to put on a stunning exhibition of  40 new landscape paintings on the theme of Dartmoor National Park, which are on display at Green Hill Arts Gallery in Moretonhampstead.  http://visitmoretonhampstead.co.uk. 


 Dr Mortimer says about Ric’s work:

“I have no doubt that, in due course, Ric Horner will be recognised as one of the most significant landscape artists of our time. His dedication is astounding; his integrity no less so. For me it has been a privilege and an honour to be so closely involved with this exhibition, and to have been able to buy a number of his paintings over the years. For you, I hope this vision of our place in the world, carved out of the light that falls on all of us, proves equally rewarding. In this exhibition, you will find yourself on a road at night having just seen the first welcoming streetlight of the village: you will soon be home and warm. The sun has gone down behind Laughter Tor leaving a few drifting clouds and vapour trails in the deep blue sky: the seemingly eternal rocky outcrop is juxtaposed with the ephemeral vestiges of the day. But the most striking feature of these Dartmoor paintings is the light. Often the painting is not actually about the hill, rock or any other object in the distance; it is about the space between you and that object. It is a portrait of the light, a place where skies brood, threaten, delight, obscure with mist, groan with rain or brighten with a ray of optimism.”











“A stunning exhibition of the highest calibre!”

“Poetic, beautiful, bold and absolutely marvellous!”

They are  sublime. So magical and true to the atmosphere”

“Ric Horner’s work is superb – truly spectacular!”

“Breathtaking views and big skies! Fabulous.”

Wow! “I absolutely love your work; such stunning paintings. The most amazing sky and little houses shining like jewels.  What an uplifting exhibition!”

 Green Hill Arts  Gallery www.greenhillarts.co.uk  is open weekly from 10am-4pm from Tuesday to Saturday.

Fore Street
Newton Abbot
TQ13 8LL
Contact Tel: 01647 440775
Email: contact@greenhillarts.co.uk

A 32-page catalogue (A5) with an introduction by  Dr Mortimer is also available. catalogues

Ric Horner & Dr Ian Mortimer


You can pick them up online via Cross Tree Press for £ 9.99 incl. postage to the UK.  Postcards & Greetings Cards of Ric Horner's paintings

To order either the catalogue, greetings cards and postcards visit: http://www.crosstreepress.co.uk/theatre/theatre.htm


Below: Ric & Ian on field trip to The Strangles in Sept 2014, where the idea of the ‘Theatre of Light ‘ exhibition originated.

The Strangles

Ric is available for commissions.  Please contact him at:             enquiries@richorner.com, if you fancy your own favourite landscape views painted.


Ric Horner at the Lilford Gallery Canterbury


Ric was one of the first artists to be represented at this gallery in 1999.

e: mail@lilfordgallery.com
t: .0044.(0)1227.639086
Open 9.30am – 5pm Mon – Sat / 11am -4pm Sun

  1. http://www.lilfordgallery.com/Ric-horner/
  2. http://www.lilfordgallery.com/Canterbury-Framers/ric-horner/
  3. http://www.lilfordgallery.com/folkestone/ric-horner/    

Canterbury Cathedral


The large black & white seascape below was bought by the well-known British comedian Ricky Gervais in 2009

Painting bought by Ricky Gervais in 2006 via the Lilford Gallery in Canterbury 'Seasalter'


Below: Ric’s snow fields on display next to Tracy Emin’s ink drawings

Ric Horner and Tracy Emin




At Gallery Jessica Dove, Ilfracombe, Devon






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From 2015 – 2022 Ric was represented by Gallery Jessica Dove in 8 High Street Ilfracombe, North Devon. Sadly, this place no longer exists. www.galleryjessicadove.com




This lovely gouache painting left featuring a ‘Yorkshire Landscape’ has recently been purchased by     Michael Gallagher –  Head of Conservation at the MET – Museum of Modern Art in New York.


Gallery Jessica Dove
8 High Street
Devon,  EX34 9DF      Open Tues- Sun
Telephone:  01271 867222 / 865138

Image below: Jessica selecting work from Ric’s old studio in Whitstable.

Below: One of Ric’s paintings that was sold via Jessica’s gallery, now sits in a beautiful, golden frame in a collector’s house.




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Lewes Panorama and Bonfire Night Paintings


Lewes Priory


Lewes Priory - painting by Ric W. Horner



Panorama Lewes, 160cm x 40cm, oil on canvas - sold


Lewes Heritage Week

The Lewes Bonfire Night, or the #LewesBonfire Night Celebrations, is the biggest celebrated Fifth November Event in the world, and is held in the usually peaceful county town of Lewes, East Sussex, every year on 5th November, and the carnival or festival is known as either the Lewes Bonfire Night Celebrations, Lewes Bonfire Night or just simply the Fifth.

Lewes Bonfire, or Bonfire for short, describes a set of celebrations held in the town of Lewes, Sussex, England, that constitute the United Kingdom’s largest and most famous Bonfire Night festivities, with Lewes being called the bonfire capital of the world.

The event not only marks Guy Fawkes Night – the date of the uncovering of the Gunpowder Plot in 1605 – but also commemorates the memory of the seventeen Protestant martyrs from the town burned at the stake for their faith during the Marian Persecutions.

As well as this, 25–30 societies from all around Sussex come to Lewes on the fifth to march the streets. This can mean up to 5,000 people taking part in the celebrations, and up to 80,000 spectators attending in the county market town. 




Pompeii: An Art Exhibition by Ric W. Horner

In the same year as the British Museum put on a blockbuster exhibition called ‘Life and death in Pompeii and Herculaneum’, (www.britishmuseum.org/pompeii-live) Ric also created a solo show on the subject of the ancient Roman city Pompeii, hoping to transport people back to AD 79 to discover how life was transformed in just 24 hours, when the two cities in the Bay of Naples, southern Italy, were buried by a catastrophic eruption of Mount Vesuvius.

Hoping to recreate how it looks now, and how it may well have looked during and after the famous eruption of Mount Vesuvius he said:

“Pompeii is paradoxical, the city was once the site of a tremendous environmental catastrophe, but now all is serene and in a state of artful decay. Ironically, its preservation was due to its destruction -had it not been buried by the layers of ash, it would not be here today. In this particular series I tried to convey these unique qualities. When creating the work, I found that I had tapped into a similar colour palette to the one artists used when painting frescos in and around the city before the eruption. This may not have been a coincidence and may be linked to the strong Italian sunlight and its location near the Bay of Naples.”

Ric Horner's Pompeii Art Exhibition
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Another exhibition of Pompeii that is currently running is at the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago. This show is on until September 2023. (msichicago.org/pompeii)

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Commission of art deco Railway Bridge

a painting by Ric W. Horner

The old Canterbury and Whitstable Railway was sometimes also colloquially referred to as the Crab and Winkle Line which opened in 1830 was the cutting edge of technology at the time. The Industrial Revolution was happening and all the famous engineers of the time were connected to it. 

The original photograph I am working from features a steam train – the Invicta – the locomotive which pulled passengers out of Whitstable  on its way to Canterbury in 1952. Today the route is a designated footpath and cycle track.


Old Motor Workshop turns Art Gallery

Ric lived at 1-18 Reeves Yard Whitstable from 2002-13 and revamped this old industrial studio in 2012 in order to re-opened it to the public with a rolling exhibition of finished pieces.


Press Release for his latest Open Day on Saturday, 4th May 2013 …..“With the spring weather still evasive, Kent’s finest artist brings sunshine to your home all year round. Ric W. Horner is opening his gallery doors on Saturday, 4th May to present his own, personal colours of the rainbow. He captures moments and places like no camera can. The vividness and energy of his seascapes instantly transport the viewer to the coast on a glorious Summer day complete with breathtaking sunsets – with his passion and love evident in every single piece.

     exhibition Open Day 151

Private View at Reeves Yard Studio



 The singer of Manfred Mann’s Earth Band appeared for a spontaneous performance of Bill Wither’s  song ‘Ain’t no sunshine’. Furthermore, we were very lucky to have the brilliant singer Anukai Arun from Austria  performing for us  with a stunning  intuitive sounds.

Battersea Park London - Painting by Ric W. Horner


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Contemporary Land & Seascape Paintings