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Whitstable Cards & Prints

Established land and seascape painter Ric 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, harbour and beach scenes in Kentish places, such as of the quintessentially English seaside town of Whitstable.

Whitstable is famous for it’s stunning sunsets and situated 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. It sits five miles north of Canterbury and two miles west of Herne Bay and has been attracting visitors for centuries with its charm, beautiful scenery and cosy atmosphere.

All of Ric’s PRINTS are available directly from his SHOP. There is also designated page for all things CANTERBURY.

If you like to own your own collection of Ric’s cards, you can purchase them at: GREETING-CARD-COLLECTIONS. (9 cards for £ 32 or 12 for£ 42 ). Alternatively, you can find individual greeting cards in two places on Whitstable High Street: George’s Mini Market and The Horsebridge centre, but also directly from Ric’s studio on West Beach ( by appointment only).

Dancing with clouds, 37 x 37cm – mounted giclée print – £50.00 (including postage & packaging)

Above: Evening at Whitstable Harbour, 40 x 50cm, mounted print on paper – £ 50 (including postage & packaging)

Above: Whitstable Harbour in turquoise tones. 40 x 40cm, print on paper of – framed £ 75

Above: Whitstable Harbour, 30 x 42cm, print on paper – £ 20 (including postage & packaging)

Above: The Neptune, Whitstable, 27 x 16cm, Giclée prints on paper – £ 27.00 (including postage & packaging)

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

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

All original oil on canvas paintings are listed on the page : Available Paintings – June 2024

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Available Paintings – June 2024

Ric has currently about 30 paintings available, but he is also working on a couple of larger Whitstable-themed beachscapes. All prints and small Gouache paintings can be purchased directly from his shop.

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

 

 

 

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.

You can Follow Ric’s latest work 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 

 

 

 

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 

 

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Meet the artist

Ric’ runs regular Open House events where you can visit him in his studio and view all available paintings in situ. His next exhibition will from 12th/13th, 19th/20th, 26th/27th October 2024 at the East Kent Artists’ Open Houses | Whitstable | Kent Arts and Artists (ekoh.org.uk). However, feel free to get in touch to arrange a studio visit prior to this event, if you are interested in purchasing any of his original pieces. Many thanks.

Thank you everyone who visited over the Bank holiday weekend in May for the last Whitstable Artists and Makers Trail. We had a really lovely time taking part and are slightly blown away by the amount of visitors – some familiar faces, and lots of new ones! And some have travelled quite some distances to come along!

We really do appreciate the support of everyone involved, and of the local artists community, and especially the wonderful independent businesses around Whitstable who spread the word.

The next art trail exhibition will from 12th/13th, 19th/20th, 26th/27th October 2024 . Find more info at: East Kent Artists’ Open Houses | 65 Joy Lane, Sherrin’s Alley, Whitstable,

 

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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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Artist working on Whitstable Beach

It’s now 11 years 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. 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. 

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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!”

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. 

This painting is sold but cards and prints available.

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White Wood Gallery

 Ric was represented by the White Wood Gallery in Ashburton, Dartmoor from November 2016 until February 2018. This arrangement has now come to an end. This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is Ric-@-Whitewood-3.jpg

 Lovely feedback was received from previous buyers:

dartmoor-1-31Dear 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?

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At the Lilford gallery Canterbury

Ric was one of the first artists to be represented at this gallery in 1999.

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Ric’s work on the wall next to Tracy Emin figure drawings and Damian Hirst’s dot sculpture.

Ric Horner and Tracy Emin

 

At the Affordable Art Fair in London, Battersea Park

The large black & white seascape below was bought by the well-known British comedian Ricky Gervais in 2009

Painting bought by Ricky Gervais in 2006 via the Lilford Gallery in Canterbury 'Seasalter'

 

 

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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.”

Ric Horner's Pompeii Art Exhibition
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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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