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Cards & Prints of Canterbury Cathedral

Ric has created many atmospheric sunset paintings of Canterbury Cathedral over the years and is now offering 9 different designs as framed prints and high-quality greeting cards. At present, there are no original oil on canvas paintings of Canterbury available, but feel free to get in touch if you are interested in a commission.

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

He is soon to take part in the upcoming annual creative Whitstable Artists and Makers trail on 3rd and 4th May 2024 were you can visit him in his studio. www.instagram.com/wamtrail

Below are all the nine Canterbury card designs he has currently in stock. They 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 clear, protective, bio-degradable bag.

9 card designs (plus 1 out of print)

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 after Rain, framed print, 37 x 37cm

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.

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

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.

The square painting above is called ‘Canterbury Cathedral at Sunset‘. The cards are 15 x 15cm and the print is 37 x 37cm. All of his prints are locally manufactured by Blean Picture Framing.

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.

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

Ric’s framed prints are all hand-signed and professionally produced on high-quality Hahnemühle Albrecht Dürer artist paper. They come in four different sizes:

  • 33 x 20cm
  • 35 x 28cm
  • 37 x 37cm
  • 61 x 48cm
Approaching Storm, Canterbury (framed print) 35 x 28cm

Ric also exhibits every year at the East-Kent-Artists-Open-Houses . Now in its 24rd year, the 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 Deal, Faversham, Ramsgate, Broadstairs, Canterbury and Whitstable.

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

If you want to visit Ric in one of his Open House events you can find out more about it via the link: ekoh.org.uk/whitstable and www.instagram.com/eastkentartistsopenhouses. The various art trails will give you a personal insight into how a painter works within his specialised field. It is a wonderful opportunity and chance to speak to them about their inspiration.

Whitstable Artists & Makers Trail

All of Ric’s prints will be added to his shop page, but as we are still at the early stage of this project, this might still take a little while. At the moment his Canterbury cards are only available directly from his studio, apart from a few, who are on sale at George’s Mini Market in Whitstable High Street.

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

If you are a retailer in the Kentish region, have a look at our image range below and get in touch if you are interested in stocking any of these designs. You can also email us at: enquiries@richorner.com for an order form and a catalogue.

Many thanks.

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