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Whitstable Sunset Paintings

Whitstable 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.

  • long 65 x 36cm – £ 75
  • rectangular 61 x 48cm – £ 85
  • square 61 x 61cm – £ 95

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.

All original oil on canvas paintings are listed on :
Available Paintings- April 2024

You can purchase the PRINTS directly from this website at: NEW! Large framed prints, or view Ric’s entire card range at Cards .

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

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

Print on paper of Whitstable Harbour, 30 x 42cm (no mount) £ 15. If you are interested in smaller prints go to: Mounted Prints | or Prints on paper in our shop.

Above: prints on paper £ 25 – £ 40 (un-mounted)

There are also about 50 different

CARDS DESIGNS AVAILABLE

You can pick them up from the artist’s studio, as well as from George’s and The Horsebridge in Whitstable.

To arrange a studio visit call 07835294317, or email enquiries@richorner.com.

Original water colour studies and prints in Ric’s studio.

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Available Paintings – May 2024

Ric has currently about 30  smaller paintings available, but he is also working on a couple of large Whitstable-themed beachscapes that are still in progress (see display below).

 

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

 

 

Large commissions start at £ 3000. 

Commission March 2024 – sold

 

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 

 

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

 

 

 

Margate Harbour Evening Light, 22 x 22cm, 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

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

Dartmoor 2, 63 x 40cmMoorland dawn, 63 x 40cm,  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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Ric has also a wonderful range of smaller Gouache (water colour) studies that start at around £ 75.

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. 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.

Ric’s  prints range from £ 15 to £ 160. They can be found at: Shop | Ric W. Horner

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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.

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 available directly from his studio, George’s Mini Market in Whitstable High Street and The Horsebridge on Whitstable beach.

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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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. 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…/ 

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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Show Off gallery Whitstable

Ric has exhibited his extraordinarily atmospheric British land & seascapes last August in Harbour Street, Whitstable. For interest in any of the remaining pieces visit the page Available Paintings, or contact him at tel. 07835294317/ enquiries@richorner.com.

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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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Solo show at the Lilford Gallery

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www.lilfordgallery.com/ric-horner

From 7th – 20th September 2019

“Ric Horner is second to none when it comes to capturing light on the landscape.” – “Your art brings tears to my eyes! – Outstanding! – Amazing – Stunning – Incredible! – Magnificent – Brilliant – Spectacular – Breath-taking – Superb – Magical – Impressive – Wonderful – Uplifting – Really Moving – Poetic, beautiful, bold and absolutely marvellous! – I love your work!”

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Artist’s Open Houses 2013-21

Award winning artist Ric W. Horner is one of the county’s leading landscape painters whose professional career spans more than 30 years. His work focuses on the elemental qualities of open space, the energy of weather and the expressive qualities of light. He has opened his studio space to the public on various occasions over the past 10 years to  connect with visitors in a more personal way.

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“…His mastery of sky, light and colour is breath taking!”

“Wow! My kind of art. Absolutely stunning. Love it!! Xx

“After seeing his work for the first time it completely changed the way I saw colour in nature, but especially the sky and dark clouds. This incredible oil on canvas captures a moment where the beautiful light and detail pulls you in, so you too are involved and immortalised in the moment.” 

 

The next one will be from October 2024 as part of the East Kent Artists Open Studios and the Canterbury Festival. 

 

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Exhibition at The Sportsman Seasalter

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. 

 

 

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Pompeii: An exhibition by Ric Horner

In the same year as the British Museum put on a blockbuster exhibition called ‘Life and death in Pompeii and Herculaneum’, 2013 (www.britishmuseum.org/pompeii-live) Ric also created a solo show on the subject of the ancient Roman city Pompeii, hoping to transport people back to AD 79 to discover how life was transformed in just 24 hours, when the two cities in the Bay of Naples, southern Italy, were buried by a catastrophic eruption of Mount Vesuvius.

Hoping to recreate how it looks now, and how it may well have looked during and after the famous eruption of Mount Vesuvius he said:

“Pompeii is paradoxical, the city was once the site of a tremendous environmental catastrophe, but now all is serene and in a state of artful decay. Ironically, its preservation was due to its destruction -had it not been buried by the layers of ash, it would not be here today. In this particular series I tried to convey these unique qualities. When creating the work, I found that I had tapped into a similar colour palette to the one artists used when painting frescos in and around the city before the eruption. This may not have been a coincidence and may be linked to the strong Italian sunlight and its location near the Bay of Naples.”

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Another exhibition of Pompeii that is currently running is at the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago. This show is on until September 2023. (msichicago.org/pompeii)

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