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Available Paintings – Feb 2024

Ric has about 30  original paintings available at the moment (see images below). Prices for these  oils on canvas pieces start around £ 250. He is currently working on a commission, as well as on a group of large Whitstable-themed paintings, some of them are now completed. Alternatively, there is a wonderful range of smaller Gouache (water colour) studies that start at £ 75.

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His prints range from £ 15 – £ 160 View all prints here! and greeting cards are £ 3 – £ 3.50.  Large commissions can be up to £ 3000. 

work in progress (February 2024)

 

Please note, all international orders of original oil paintings should always include insurance. Postal costs will vary according to size & weight, as all paintings are sent in bespoke wooden crates for protection. For insurance quotes and p&p contact me at: enquiries@richorner.com, or tel.: 07835294317.

Follow Ric on Instagram.com/richornerpaintings 

 

West Beach, Whitstable. oil on textured wood panel. 88 x 98cm – Available

 

 

 

Ebb and Flow, 30 x 40cm, oil on canvas – available  

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

Solstice, 30 x 30cm, oil on canvas – available

 

 

 

 

Summer Storm Clouds, 30 x 60cm, oil on canvas – available

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

Salcombe Harbour, 26 x 26cm, oil on canvas – available

 

 

 

Cloud Race, 20 c 20cm, oil on canvas – available

 

 

 

 

Cloud structures, oil on canvas, 30.5 x 23cm (reserved)

 

 

 

Kent Landscape near Faversham (2), oil on canvas  – available

 

 

 

Kent Landscape near Faversham (1), oil on canvas, 30 x 17cm – available

 

 

 

Kent Landscape, 30 x 24cm, oil on canvas – available

 

 

 

Meadow at dusk, oil on canvas, 28.5 x 17cm – available

 

 

 

Our pathways, oil on canvas, 23 x 33cm – available

 

 

 

Sunlit Clearing, 71 x 71cm, oil on canvas – available 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

Spring Tide, 21 x 26cm, oil on canvas – available

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

Rain Gap, West Beach, 20x 20cm, oil on canvas – available 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

Kent first Snow, last lightKent 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 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

Hay Tor rocks, 38 x 38cm, oil on wood panel –  available 

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Dartmoor 2, 63 x 40cmMoorland dawn,, 63 x 40cm,  oil on canvas – available 

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Sample water colour painting. Find more at: Gouache Paintings

Ric has spent many month in 2022 painting the view from his studio using Gouache, a water-medium paint consisting of natural pigment, water and thickened glue-like substance (gum binding agent) to achieve brilliant, vibrant colours that are lightfast, smooth and solid. Gouache is a French word, from the Latin root aquatio, “watering place” and simply means “watercolour”. The way it’s applied is by using a brush and watercolour paper. He likes this medium for it’s quick-drying, bold qualities and has produced over 30 pieces in recent months, many of them are about 35 x 20cm in size, including a protective mount.  Gouache generally dries to a value that differs from the one it has when wet (lighter tones generally dry darker and darker tones tend to dry lighter), which can make it difficult to match colours over multiple painting sessions. Its quick coverage and total hiding power mean that gouache lends itself to more direct painting techniques than watercolour. Many “en plein air” paintings take advantage of this, as do the works of J. M. W. Turner.

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Whitstable Prints and Cards

All original oil on canvas paintings are listed on the page: Available Paintings- January 2024

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, Canterbury, Margate, Ramsgate and the views towards Faversham and the Isle of Sheppey. Below are: un-mounted prints on paper £ 25 – £ 40

Whitstable in particular is a quintessentially English seaside town in the Canterbury district, on the north coast of Kent adjoining the convergence of the Swale Estuary and the Greater Thames Estuary in south-eastern England, five miles north of Canterbury and two miles west of Herne Bay. It has been attracting visitors for centuries with its charm, beautiful scenery and cosy atmosphere.

Many of Ric’s original paintings that focus on this area were recently made into beautiful framed prints, which come in three different sizes (see selection below). You can purchase them online them directly from this website at the link: NEW! Large framed prints.

  • long 65 x 36cm – £ 130
  • rectangular 61 x 48cm – £ 145
  • square 61 x 61cm – £ 160

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If you are interested in smaller prints go to: Mounted Prints | or Prints on paper on our shop page.

Below: print on paper ‘Evening at Whitstable Harbour”, 40 x 50cm including mount £ 45

Below: print on paper of Whitstable Harbour in turquoise tones, 45 x 45cm – framed £ 80

Below: print on paper of Whitstable Harbour, 30 x 42cm (paper only – no mount!) £ 10

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Ric also has now a range of over 50 cards available. He is currently finalizing his catalogue, which will be available very soon (hopefully by February 2024). At the moment you can pick his cards up only from his studio.

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or view them on the page:

Cards | Ric W. Horner

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If you can’t find what you are looking for, get in touch and we’ll see what we can do. To arrange a studio visit call 07835294317, or email enquiries@richorner.com.

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Paintings & Cards of Dartmoor National Park

After graduating from Exeter College of Art in 1989, Ric Horner spent the first two years of his career living and working on Dartmoor, developing a unique and profound engagement with light, mood and distance. Consequently, he produced two solo shows; one at Marloes gallery in London in 1989, and one at Exeter College in 1990. Twenty-six years later, in 2016, Ric was able to put together yet another exhibition in the region, this time at Green Hill Arts in Moretonhampstead on Dartmoor National Park. Thanks to his longstanding friend and supporter, historian and internationally acclaimed author Dr Ian Mortimer, he had the opportunity to showcase a selection of over 40 original paintings in the town’s dedicated art space.

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Dr Ian Mortimer said in his introduction:

“Ric Horner is one of the country’s leading landscape painters. I have no doubt that, in due course, he will be recognised as one of the most significant landscape artists of our time.

The “Dartmoor: Theatre of Light” exhibition was on from 10th September to 29th October 2016 at Green Hill Arts in Moretonhampstead and was very well received.

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This year, in spring 2024, Ric has returned to the subject and has produced a wide range of greeting cards taken from his solo show in 2016.

He now invites retail outlets such as tourist information offices, visitor centres, high-street shops, art galleries, boutique and gift shops, museums, sight seeing spots, local landmarks, picture framers, B & B’s, holiday cottage owners, hotels, florists, garden centres, stately homes, cafes, restaurants, or touring operators etc. to come forward and express their interest in trying out some of these new cards.

enquiries@richorner.com

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 Dr Mortimer says about Ric’s work:

Ric’s 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.”

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“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!

“We recently saw your “Theatre of Light” exhibition in Moretonhampsted and were both really moved by it. I just wanted to let you know how delighted I am to have been able to purchase one of your pictures. I bought your picture of Scorhill. It’s always been a favourite place of mine on the Moor and your picture captures it so vividly.” 

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About 150,000 visitors a year travel to the various Dartmoor National Park Visitor Centres in Moretonhampstead, Princetown, Postbridge, Haytor, Ashburton, Bovey Tracey, Buckfastleigh, Ivybridge, Newton Abbot, Okehampton, Tavistock and Totnes. There can be no question that Dartmoor and its landscape has attracted tourists for many years and helped fire their imagination. From the thick mists that suddenly appear and roll across the moor to the dark, bottomless mires and the craggy granite tors, each lends an air of mystery and magic, all ripe for associated legends and tales.

Ric in his studio in summer 2016 preparing for the show

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

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

He is booked for March 2024 to create a piece that captures the pebble bed heaths from Joney’s Cross towards the coast in East Devon.

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Contemporary Turner, Margate

Ric’s nearest town to his hometown, Margate, has recently grown to be quite an artistic hub for Kent. Ever since the opening of the Turner Contemporary Art Gallery back in 2011, The Old Town has grown increasingly trendy and attracted a rise of down-from-Londoners moving to the area.

The award-winning Margate Main Sands is a must-visit if you want to experience the famed English seaside. For centuries, it’s drawn in visitors with its golden sandy bay and shallow tidal pool. As one of England’s first grand seaside resorts, Margate continues to live up to its reputation as the go-to for summer holidays, with its charming old town coastal architecture, blend of colourful history, rich cultural traditions, and breath-taking coves and coasts.

The Old Town is an excellent place to start your adventure in Margate. Located adjacent to the harbour,  it’s often buzzing with daily activities of locals and tourists alike. There’s a variety of art galleries like the Turner Contemporary, one of the UK’s best contemporary art galleries who is celebrating Margate’s connection with the painter J. M. W. Turner, an artist who believed that art could be an agent of change.

The Turner Contemporary is now internationally renowned and shows contemporary and historical art in a striking building designed by award-winning architect Sir David Chipperfield. It normally presents a rolling programme of temporary exhibitions, events and learning opportunities.

With stunning views over Margate Sands, the gallery has exhibited the work of countless international artists, including Turner Prize nominees and winners Antony Gormley, Jeremy Deller, Tracey Emin, Yinka Shonibare, Paula Rego and Grayson Perry.

In the past Ric has painted many places in and around the Isle of Thanet. Some of the nature parks and beaches there are utterly spectacular, like Ramsgate Harbour, the marvellous chalk stacks around Botany Bay in Broadstairs, or the chalk cliffs in Birchington. Walking the Thanet Coastal Path is a unique experience following the longest continuous stretch of coastal chalk coastline in the country, while enjoying the extensive beaches and wealth of marine wildlife in the North East of Kent.

Sunburst, Margate

Furthermore, J.M.W. Turner (1775–1851) described the famous sunsets along the North Kent coast as some of the best sunsets in the world! and just like he did, Ric now continues to explore the unique atmospheres found in this area.

The above painting is sold, but high-quality greeting cards in A5 (154mm x 222mm / 6 x 9 inches) are available!

Ric is currently looking to sell his trademark-style reproductions in the wider Kentish area. If you are a retailer and interested in stocking any of these items, get in touch at enquiries@richorner.com, or tel. 07835294317. Many thanks.

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Artists Open Houses 2023

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). If you’ve missed this event last October, get in touch to arrange a studio visit.

Canterbury Cathedral prints

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 were are a lot of Kentish landscapes, large Whitstable beach scenes and stunning views of Canterbury Cathedral on show, which were all very well received.

However, he still has wonderful new range of smaller oil paintings, as well as high-quality greeting cards and prints available. They can be picked up directly from his studio on West Beach.

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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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Open studio weekends 2022

8 – 23 October 2022

An exhibition of stunning Whitstable Land and Seascape paintings, as well as framed prints as part of the East Kent Artists Open Houses. Running on weekends 8th/9th, 15th/16th and 22nd/23rd October 2022 at House 18 on the Whitstable art trail.
 
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Please contact me on Tel: 07835294317, or email:   enquiries@richorner.com for studio visits outside these dates.
 
 
 

 

 

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For dimensions of these paintings see the post www.richorner.com/work-available-april-2023

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Artist working on Whitstable Beach

It is coming up to 11 years now that Ric W. Horner has lived in the late Dan Sherrin’s (1869 – 1940) quirky cottage on The Saxon Shore Way in Whitstable,  a long-distance footpath in England, which starts at Gravesend, Kent, and traces the coast of South-East England for 163 miles in total. He is one in a long line of artists , writers and novelists that made the town their home, for reasons such as the gorgeous light and stunning sunsets. Ric focuses in his work on the elemental qualities of open space, the energy of weather and the expressive frequencies of light.

He creates extraordinarily atmospheric British land & seascapes that have a metaphorical resonance reminiscent of great nineteenth-century landscape painting and yet they are utterly modern, poetic and inspiring. Over time Ric has recorded the dynamic changes in weather, atmosphere and cloud formations that one sees in this area, focusing predominantly on the views across the Swale Estuary towards the Isle of Sheppey. 

Whitstable Beach – painting by Ric W. Horner – available (February 2024)

 

Artist Dan Sherrin was an artist that 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!  

One of his paintings still hangs in Buckingham Palace, as he was once commissioned by King George V. Furthermore. An elderly neighbour who lived nearby in Preston Parade Seasalter, has told Ric that he recalls seeing Winston Churchill plus entourage on the little foot bridge on Preston Parade, viewing the newly installed gun battery, which was right in front of the house in about 1943.

 

J.M.W. Turner (1775–1851) described the famous sunsets along the North Kent coast as some of the best in the world and just like Turner, Ric also explores the unique atmospheres found in this area. He says:

“My work has as much to do with the changing weather; encompassing all sorts of environmental conditions, which can range massively from attractive and peaceful to threatening and dangerous,  as well as with the geographical location. Since moving into the late artist Dan Sherrin’s old cottage, I have set up my studio at the front of the house, which overlooks the sea. 

This has changed my working practice profoundly, as I now have a myriad of subject matter in front of me and I am less dependent on notes and colour sketches. I can now work directly on canvas from my subject and study in detail various sea states and “light events” which may have previously evaded me. It’s become possible to study storms in greater detail and track showers and their influence on the sea in some degree of comfort. Sadly, despite the house’s prominence and history, time and gravity has taken its toll, leaving it bereft of level floors, so when I first moved in, the horizon appeared to lean when looking out from my studio!”

work in progress (February 2024)

‘The Street’  on Tankerton beach is a natural strip of shingle on an exposed clay bank, which runs out to sea and is revealed only at low tide for a distance of about half a mile. It is the last remnant of the Swale river valley that got lost to sea erosion over millennia and now provides a temporary, natural promenade. You can still visit it, or read about it at:The-Ley-Lines-and-Lost-Past-Of-North-Kent.

Recently, in February 2024 another artist, internationally acclaimed sculptor Jason deCaires Taylor has installed an activist group of people outside The Old Neptune Pub on West Beach called Sirens of Sewage. Originally intended for placement in a tidal area along the adjacent coastline, the project encountered resistance from local authorities and is now situated on private land less than 10 away from Ric’s studio, and well worth visiting. 

The Old Neptune pub Whitstable – a painting by Ric W. Horner

The sculptures themselves are lifecasts, portraying a small cross section of the local Whitstable community (including members of SOS Whitstable); a cold water swimmer, school child, kite surfer, lifeboat volunteer and local fisherman. Each holds a profound connection to the sea and a shared resolve to combat water pollution.

 

 

 

 

 

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