Established land and seascape painter Ric W. Horner focuses in his work on the elemental qualities of light, the energy of weather and the drama of the sea. He creates highly atmospheric paintings that often feature coastal and harbour scenes in Kentish places such as Whitstable, Seasalter, Margate, Ramsgate and the views towards Faversham and the Isle of Sheppey.
He has an extensive range of framed and unframed prints in his studio and is currently creating a new range of over 30 Kentish harbour and coastal-themed greeting cards. For all original oil on canvas paintings go to: Available Paintings –November 2023, or view his existing card range at Cards | Ric W. Horner
You can visit Ric in studio by appointment only. To arrange a visit call 07835294317, or email email@example.com.
Ric works in a modern classical way and creates atmospheric, light-filled land and seascapes. The sublime light of his paintings is characteristic of a style called Luminism. He takes part every year in the East Kent Artist’s Open Houses (https://ekoh.org.uk/whitstable), which was on from 14th – 29th October 2023. If you’ve missed this event, get in touch for a private view of the studio.
He and his partner were in house 13 on the Whitstable trail. For directions go to: https://ekoh.org.uk/…/65-joy-lane-sherrins-alley…/ There are a lot of new Kentish landscapes and stunning views of Canterbury Cathedral on show this year that might inspire you. He also has a wonderful range of greeting cards and prints, so it’s well worth visiting!
The ‘Theatre of Light’ exhibition was a big success. Many thanks to everyone who came along. Half of the exhibition was sold while it was on.
Thanks to Ric’s longstanding friend, brilliant 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 were on display at Green Hill Arts Gallery in Moretonhampstead.
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.
“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!”
Ric created a solo exhibition at the award winning ‘The Sportsman’ in Seasalter back in 2015 featuring the inspiring scenery of the Thames estuary. This famous Michelin star pub is located 2 miles out of Whitstable, on the North Kent coast and is popular with weekend visitors and many Londoners. It is nicely furbished with rolling exhibitions showcasing the work of local artists.