Work available – Oct ’22

This large painting was a commission I completed in January 2021. All recent and available work is listed below. For interest in any of my works get in touch either at:, or Tel: 07835294317


FRAMED PRINTS and NEW ORIGINAL PAINTINGS for the upcoming East Kent Artist’s Open Houses on 8th/9th, 15th/16th, 22nd/23rd October 2022

Find me in House 18 with around 35 original paintings and prints! See details about the art trail online, or in the brochure (more details at the link below).  Open 3 weekends from 11am – 5pm

Ric's prints Sept 2022East Kent Artists’ Open Houses | Sherrins Alley, 65 Joy Lane | Kent Arts and Artists (

I currently stock 4 different size framed prints:

  • 20 x 30cm
  • 30 x 40cm
  • 40 x 40cm
  • 60 x 40cm

Here are 12 different framed prints. The originals were made in Gouache on paper and are also available, but not framed yet.

binary comment1. Framed Print on paper: 20 x 30cm



binary comment2. Framed Print on paper: 20 x 30cm



3.  Framed Print on paper: 30 x 40cm Thames Estuary at low tide Whitstable (ORIGINAL SOLD)



4.  Framed Print on paper: 60 x 40cm including frame



5. Framed Print on paper: 20 x 30cm



6.  Framed Print on paper: 40 x 40cm



7. Framed Print on paper: 20 x 30cm 



8. Canvas Print: 60 x 30cm (unavailable)



9. Canvas Print: 60 x 30cm (unavailable)



10. Framed Print on paper: 30 x 40cm 



11. Framed Print on paper: 20 x 30cm



12. Framed Print on paper: 40 x 40cm  – After the heat. (Across the Oaze) was 29 x 29cm (ORIGINAL SOLD)





West Beach Whitstable (1), 30 x 42 cm, Gouache/watercolour on paper (unframed) available from the artist



West Beach Whitstable (2), 30 x 42 cm, Gouache/watercolour on paper (unframed) available from the artist




Ric new work - October 2022Whitstable Harbour, 50 x 50cm, oil on canvas (available from the artist)




Summer Night, Whitstable, 30 x 42 cm, Gouache/watercolour on paper (unframed) , available from the artist



West Beach Whitstable (3), 50 x 40cm, oil on canvas (available from the artist)




Margate Harbour, 36 x 36cm, oil on canvas, (available from the artist)




West Beach Whitstable (study), 30 x 42 cm, Gouache/ watercolour on paper (unframed), (available from the artist)




Light obscured (Westbeach Whitstable), 50 x 50cm, oil on canvas, (available from the artist)



Summer’s evening Kent, 60 x 30cm, oil on canvas, (available from the artist)




Margate HarbourMargate Harbour, oil on canvas, 22 x 22cm – (available from the artist)



Dartmoor, 38 x 38cm, oil on wood panel, (available from the artist)



Seasalter BeachSeasalter Beach, on canvas, 29 x 22cm – (available from the artist)



Kent first Snow, last lightKent first Snow, last light. 23 x 30.5cm, oil on canvas-(available from the artist)



Flodded FieldFlooded Field, 20 x 20cm, oil on canvas – available from the artist



Cloud-Forms-over-SeasalterCloud Forms over Seasalter, 22 x 22cm, oil on canvas – available from the artist



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



Lost BuoyLost Buoy, oil on wood panel, 61 x 67cm – available from the artist



'Theater of Light', 133 x 61cm, oil on wood panelTheatre of Light, 133 x 61cm, oil on wood panel (available from the artist)



Wistmans Wood DartmoorWistman’s Wood, Dartmoor, oil on canvas, 60 x 42cm  available from the artist



Flood PlaneFlood plane, oil on canvas, 40.5 x 50.5cm – available from the artist



Abstract Woodland 1Abstract Woodland Study 1, oil on canvas, 20 x 20cm – available from the artist



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



Seasonal LandscapeSeasonal Landscape – oil on canvas, 42 x 56cm – available from the artist



Nocturn‘Nocturnal Aerial View’, 88 x 88cm, oil on wood panel. (available from the artist)






8 pieces currently at the LILFORD GALLERY IN CANTERBURY:

An indefinite  Path ( 2021), oil on box canvas, 55 x 83cm



First LightFirst Light,  71 x 81cm, oil on wood panel (framed)




Weather StudyWeather Study, oil on canvas, 25.6 x 20cm



The Great British Summer (Whitstable 2021), oil on canvas, 31 x 130cmGreat British Summer (2021), oil on canvas, 31 x 130cm



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



Spring Shower West Beach,Spring Shower West Beach,  oil on canvas, 76 x 51cm.



Thunderhead Cloud studyThunderhead/ Cloud study, oil on wood panel, 28 x 28cm – Available from the Lilford Gallery 



Spring Tide (summer)Spring Tide(summer), oil on canvas, 25.5 x 20.5cm – Available from the Lilford Gallery 








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



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 




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 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 



Hard Shelter (1), 70 x 71cm, oil on wood panelHard Shelter, 70 x 71cm , oil on wood panel – unavailable


gravney.jan.13.oil on canvas.160x40cm.Gravney, Kent





___________________ OTHER PRINTS___________________

A range of Whitstable themed prints (unframed), some of them are mounted on card – approximately A3


Prints @ Ric Horner

For interest in any of my work get in touch either at, or Tel: 07835294317

Prints @ Ric W. Horner - Artist




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.

Tonic Gallery Salcombe



A good Day for Sailing – oil on canvas – 20 x 20cm (sold)

Salcombe No 2 – oil on canvas – 51 x 76cm (sold)

Waterhead Creek – oil on canvas – 26 x 31cm (sold)

Across the Bay – oil on canvas – 21 x 20cm (sold)

Salcombe Dusk – oil on canvas – 26 x 21cm (sold)

Salcombe No 3 – oil on canvas – 26 x 26cm

First Light – oil on wood panel – 71 x 60cm

Lost Buoy – oil on wood panel – 61 x 67cm

Salcombe No 1 – oil on canvas – 31 x 24cm

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, i.e. 20 paintings have been  sold during the show.  For interest in any of the remaining work contact Ric at tel. +44-07835294317, or email:

Prices range from £ 450 – £ 1500. To view larger images , click on the thumbnails, which will reveal the details – then click again.


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, technological and over-populated 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.


The exhibition opened on Friday, 9th September were Dr Mortimer introduced Ric Horner and talked about his work in an art historical context. You can listen to his 10 min speech below.

Ric Horner & Dr Ian Mortimer

 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.”

He goes on: “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!”    

Entry is free.  Green Hill Arts  Gallery            is open weekly from 10am-4pm from Tuesday to Saturday.

Fore Street
Newton Abbot
TQ13 8LL
Contact Tel: 01647 440775

Also available is an accompanying 32-page catalogue (A5) with an introduction by  Dr Mortimer talking about Ric’s work in an art historical context.

catalogueCross Tree Press

You can pick up a copy directly at the gallery for a reduced price of £ 6 for the duration of the show, or order online via Cross Tree Press which is            £ 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:


Green Hill Gallery is situated at the top of Fore Street, Moretonhampstead, close to the Parish Church. Parking is available in the Court Street and Station Road car parks.

Ric W. Horner - Dartmoor PaintingBonehill towards Rippon Tor (plein air) , oil on wood panel, 43 x 75cm – £ 400


The show coincides with the Devon Open Studios, which runs from 10 September to 25 September 2016. Check the online map page 40 (Teignbridge region) for other open studios in the area.


Hard copies of the ‘Devon Open Studios’ brochure are available from local Tourist Information Centres, Libraries and arts & community venues across the county. __________________________________________________________________________

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

The Strangles

I am available for commissions.  Please contact me at:   , if you fancy one of your own favourite views painted.

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Woodland Paintings

hole-station-hatherleyI have completed various tree portraits and woodland paintings over the years and will continue to be available for commissions in the future.



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Please get in touch on +44-07835294317 if you like see your favourite forest, woodland, or group of trees represented as a painting.


Images left & bottom) Ric discusses the details of a new woodland commission with clients.



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At the Lilford Gallery Canterbury


Ric W. Horner was one of the first artists to be represented at this gallery.

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


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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



Below: Pompeii Exhibition – summer 2013ric's exhibition

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Ilfracombe Harbour paintings at Gallery Jessica Dove


If you are in Ilfracombe, North Devon this year, go down to 8 High Street and check out the beautiful seascapes that are on display at Jessica Dove’s gallery.




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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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Artist working on Whitstable beach

Ric Horner painting on the beach

It’s now 9 years ago (2022) that painter 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 chequed 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!  






‘Reflected Clouds, West Beach’ , 61 x 61cm, oil on canvas - Sold

Ric works in ways that are not dissimilar to Turner and has often been compared to this great British artist.  This month he has completed a successful commission given by a local gentleman, who long desired one of his romantic sunset paintings for his own home.


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, just like Turner, who described them as ‘some of the best in the world!”



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..

Battersea Park London - Painting by Ric W. Horner


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.

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 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  
repertoire of intuitive sounds.

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Contemporary Land & Seascape Paintings