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Margate Harbour & sunsets

Ric’s hometown Margate has recently grown to be quite an artistic hub for Kent. Ever since the opening of the Turner Contemporary back in 2011, The Old Town has grown increasingly trendy and attracted a rise of down-from-Londoners moving to the area. Located adjacent to the harbour,  this is an excellent place to start your adventure as it is often buzzing with daily activities of locals and tourists alike. There’s a variety of art galleries like the famous Turner Contemporary, one of the UK’s best contemporary art galleries who is celebrating Margate’s connection with the painter J. M. W. Turner.

The award-winning Margate Main Sands is also 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. Furthermore, walking the Thanet Coastal Path is an equally 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.

The Turner Contemporary is well known for showing contemporary and historical art in a striking building and 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.

Ric has painted many places in and around Margate and the Isle of Thanet over the years. They feature some of the nature parks and beaches, like the utterly spectacular Ramsgate Harbour, the marvellous chalk stacks around Botany Bay in Broadstairs, and the chalk cliffs in Birchington.

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 this line and explores the unique light and atmospheres found in this area.

Ric is currently looking to sell his greeting cards and prints in the wider Kentish area. If you are a retailer and interested in stocking any of these, get in touch via enquiries@richorner.com, or tel. 07835294317 for an order form and a Card Catalogue

Below are some samples of framed prints that are available and could also work well in regional gift shops.

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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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