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!
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!”