Category Archives: Whitstable

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!  

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‘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.

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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!”

 

 

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

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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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