It’s now 10 years ago (2023) that 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 chequer 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!
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, who described by Turner as ‘some of the best in the world!”
Ric has been represented by the White Wood Gallery in Ashburton, Dartmoor from November 2016 until February 2018.
This arrangement has now come to an end. Most pieces on display there have been sold, but some are still available from the artist’s studio. Please see the top post on this site.
……………………………………………………………Lovely feedback was received from previous buyers:
Dear Mr Horner, As a 50th Wedding Anniversary present to ourselves we purchased from the White Wood Gallery in Ashburton your oil painting entitled "Approaching Rain near Princetown, Dartmoor" (see above). My wife and I have known, loved and frequently visited Dartmoor since we were both young and we felt your painting captures the atmosphere of the Moor very well. We are generally more familiar with the eastern side of the Moor - i.e. Chagford/ Haytor/Hound Tor - and not so familiar with the area around Princetown. We wondered if you were able to give some more detail of the location from which your painting was taken?