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Paintings – June 2023


I am working towards my next solo exhibition at the Show Off Gallery Whitstable in Harbour Street from 4 -11th August 2023, as well as preparing for my annual Open Studio event, which will take place throughout the last three weekends in October as part of the East Kent Artist’s Open Houses trail. On show will be about 40 original oil on canvas paintings, as well as framed prints and cards.

For interest in my work, or studio visits get in touch  at: enquiries@richorner.com, or tel.: 07835294317. I am also setting up an online shop here , so you can order directly from this website. You can follow me on Instagram at:  richornerpaintings   



All available, original oil on canvas paintings are listed below. Find my small Gouache/ Watercolour paintings, as well as a wide range of prints in the shop.

Light obscured (West beach), 50 x 50cm, oil on canvas – available 




Sunrise, 30.5 x 30.5cm, oil on canvas – available




Beachscape 1, 30.5 x 30.5cm, oil on canvas – available




Beachscape 2, 25.5 x 25.5cm, oil on canvas – available




After Sunset, 30.5 x 30.5cm, oil on canvas  – SOLD




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



Sunlight through rain, 61.5 x 28cm, oil on canvas – available




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




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




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




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




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




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




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




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




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




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




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




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




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




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




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




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




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




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




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




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

Open Studios 2013 -23




Award winning artist Ric W. Horner is one of the county’s leading landscape painters whose professional career spans more than 30 years. His work focuses on the elemental qualities of open space, the energy of weather and the expressive qualities of light. He has opened his studio space to the public on various occasions over the past 10 years to  connect with visitors in a more personal way.



“…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.” 





Below: visitors to one of his Open Studio events. The next one will be from 14th -28th October 2023 as part of the East Kent Artists Open Studios and the Canterbury Festival. 



















Dartmoor – Theatre of Light Exhibition 2016



The ‘Theatre of Light’ exhibition was a big success. Many thanks to everyone who came along. Half of the exhibition was sold during while it was on. Ric is now (April 2023) 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). They will probably be available early summer 2023.




Ric Horner is one of the country’s leading landscape painters, whose professional career spans more than 30 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.”

Ric Horner & Dr Ian Mortimer

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 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. 


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: Friends Ian Mortimer and Ric Horner on field trip to The Strangles in Sept 2014, where the idea of the ‘Theatre of Light ‘ exhibition was first perceived.

The Strangles

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


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



Battersea Park London - Painting by Ric W. Horner


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