Category Archives: Modern Classical Art

Canterbury Cathedral

Ric has created many atmospheric sunset paintings of Canterbury Cathedral over the years and is now also offering some of them as high-quality prints and greeting cards. The cards start at £ 3.00 and print range up to £ 145.00. There are currently no original paintings of Canterbury available, but do get in touch if you are interested in a commission.

Above are all the 10 designs and various formats Ric has currently in stock.

Canterbury is a cathedral city in the southeast of England, situated in the county of Kent. It was a pilgrimage site in the Middle Ages that was founded in 597 A.D by St Augustine. Primarily a unique place of Christian community and worship, is also the headquarters of the Church of England and Anglican Communion, a major pilgrimage destination, a masterpiece of art and architecture, and one of the UK’s most-visited historic sites.

Canterbury Cathedral (evening light), mounted print, 31 x 18cm

A truly romantic city, the cathedral incorporates Gothic and Romanesque elements in its stone carvings and stained-glass windows. The rest of the whole town has ancient walls, originally built by the Romans that encircle its medieval centre with cobbled streets and timber-framed houses.

Canterbury Cathedral August Evening, framed print, 38 x 25cm

In just under 1 hour’s train journey from London, Canterbury is one of the most popular tourist and holiday destinations in the world. As a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Cathedral sits alongside the Giza Pyramids, the Taj Mahal, and Chichen-Itza as a must-visit location of outstanding universal value to humanity.

Shower Clouds over Canterbury, framed print, 35 x 28cm

Home to three universities, Canterbury Christ Church University (CCCU), University for the Creative Arts (UCA) and The University of Kent, the city is also a melting pot for creativity with vibrant nightlife and a packed calendar of cultural events for every age and every community all year round. So when in town, you can enjoy the annual Canterbury Arts Festival, or spend a day out and breath in fresh sea air in the lovely coastal town of Whitstable.

Now in its 23rd year, the East Kent Artists Open Houses (EKOH) Fringe Festival has gone from strength to strength with more participating artists than ever. This year they present over 250 artists across 80 houses and studios. Locations include Canterbury, Whitstable, Deal, Faversham, Ramsgate and Broadstairs.

Approaching Storm, Canterbury (framed print) 35 x 28cm

Ric exhibits every year as part of this trail. You can follow them via: https://ekoh.org.uk/whitstable Facebook: East-Kent-Open-Houses www.instagram.com/eastkentartistsopenhouses. The trail will give you a personal insight into how an artist works within their specialised field and is your chance to speak to them about their work. For full trail listings, visit the website: ekoh.org.uk

Canterbury Summer Evening, framed print, 61 x 48, but also 36 x 29cm

Framed prints range from 33 x 20cm, 35 x 28cm, 37 x 37cm to 61 x 48cm. They are all hand-signed and professionally produced on high-quality Hahnemühle Albrecht Dürer artist paper.

The square painting above is called ‘Canterbury Cathedral at Sunset’, framed print is 37 x 37cm.

All items will be listed to our shop page soon, but as we are still at the early stage of this project, this might still take a little while. Ric is also planning to introduce them to various retail outlets in the Kentish region in the near future.

Canterbury Cathedral after Rain, framed print, 37 x 37cm

Greeting Cards are printed on 324gsm textured matt paper and come in three different formats:  22 x 15cm (A5), 15 x 15cm (square) and 21 x 9.90cm (DL long), each including a white envelope and protective cellophane bag.

Cathedral, Colour Sketch, mounted print, 33 x 25cm

These beautiful cards and prints are a lovely memento for any tourist, residents, students, or visitors to Canterbury and offer a wonderful memorabilia that people can cherish long after they have left the city.

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Paintings of Salcombe, Devon

The UK coastline is some of the most beautiful in Europe and has a huge number of sailing towns that range from rocky and scenic to stylish destinations known to visitors from around the world. You just can’t beat the rugged cliffs and lush green landscape of England, which is unofficially the ‘home of sailing’ and it has a long and glorious tradition of boat building and for rearing fine sailors.

South Devon is more sedate and often warmer, sunnier than North Devon. It also gets lower rainfall. Salcombe in particular is known for its outstanding views, rolling surrounding countryside, breath-taking natural beauty, sparkling turquoise waters and rugged cliffs. It is a pretty coastal town with lovely spots for sailing traditional boats, or classic yachts. Salcombe was once a major port for the fruit trade and, over the years, has found fame as a safe haven for family holidays and visiting yachtsmen. It is situated at the southern end of the Salcombe Estuary; the estuary is, in fact, a ria which is a landlocked, salt water inlet, with stunning beaches.

Sailing around the UK will get you out of the crowded Solent and into waters further afield. This adventure involves open-ocean and much more offshore-orientated sailing, which may mean rougher weather and more challenging conditions. Ilfracombe in North Devon and Bardsey Island in North Wales for example are far more open to the elements as they catch the Atlantic ocean swells to a greater extent than places further South. This means bigger waves and longer and sandy beaches.

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From August 2017 to February 2018 Ric was represented by the Tonic Gallery in Island Street, Salcombe, South Devon. 

 https://tonicgallery.co.uk

Salcombe Tonic Gallery

Sadly, this arrangement has now come to an end.

Salcombe estuary – sold
Tonic Gallery Salcombe
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Ric has recently created a new range of greeting cards on the subject of Devonshire seascapes,. Have a look at the selection below:

Cards

Some of the larger seascapes are also still available. Please view the front page for more details.

Many thanks.

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