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Blean Woods in Kent – paintings by Ric W. Horner

Blean Woods Nature Reserve is an ancient, semi-natural woodland recognised as site of international importance for wildlife, situated to the north of Canterbury. It has recently come into the firing line since the University of Kent has proposed building a new development of 2,000 houses, shops and offices on a 100 acre greenfield site in the heart of this beautiful area.

Ric has created many beautiful paintings of Blean over the years, highlighting the stunning natural wonders on our doorstep. He hopes to bring awareness to the area’s unique energy, important heritage and the need for protection. He has recently reproduced greeting cards some of some of his original paintings that you can order from the link below:

Blean Woods Card Collection (9 cards)

Ric is currently in communication with Meadow Grange Nursery on Honey Hill, half-way between Whitstable and Canterbury, who has expressed an interest in stocking some of these cards in their new café. He might also make some of them available as framed prints for this local garden centre.

Furthermore, he has also been recommended for a progressive group exhibition as part of the Wild About Whitstable Week from 12th to 17th August 2024 at Bruce Williams Gallery – 66 Whitstable High Street which wishes to showcase the beauty of nature and bring awareness to the sewage pollution in the Whitstable coastal area. Wild About Whitstable is a week of nature-based events in and around the town and the beach. There will be walks, talks and workshops, including family friendly events. Everything from birdbox making to a talk about wildlife centred gardening, to a tree walk and a bat and moth evening.

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