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…/ There were are a lot of Kentish landscapes, large Whitstable beach scenes and stunning views of Canterbury Cathedral on show, which were all very well received.
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.
Ric has created many atmospheric sunset paintings of Canterbury Cathedral over the years and is now also offering some of them as high-quality prints and greeting cards. The cards start at £ 3.00 and print range up to £ 145.00. There are currently no original paintings of Canterbury available, but do get in touch if you are interested in a commission.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Now in its 23rd year, the East Kent Artists Open Houses (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 Canterbury, Whitstable, Deal, Faversham, Ramsgate and Broadstairs.
Ric exhibits every year as part of this trail. You can follow them via: https://ekoh.org.uk/whitstable Facebook: East-Kent-Open-Houses www.instagram.com/eastkentartistsopenhouses. The trail will give you a personal insight into how an artist works within their specialised field and is your chance to speak to them about their work. For full trail listings, visit the website: ekoh.org.uk
Framed prints range from 33 x 20cm, 35 x 28cm, 37 x 37cm to 61 x 48cm. They are all hand-signed and professionally produced on high-quality Hahnemühle Albrecht Dürer artist paper.
The square painting above is called ‘Canterbury Cathedral at Sunset’, framed print is 37 x 37cm.
All items will be listed to our shop page soon, but as we are still at the early stage of this project, this might still take a little while. Ric is also planning to introduce them to various retail outlets in the Kentish region in the near future.
Greeting Cards 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 protective cellophane bag.
These beautiful cards and prints are a lovely memento for any tourist, residents, students, or visitors to Canterbury and offer a wonderful memorabilia that people can cherish long after they have left the city.
The UK coastline is some of the most beautiful in Europe and has a huge number of sailing towns that range from rocky and scenic to stylish destinations known to visitors from around the world. You just can’t beat the rugged cliffs and lush green landscape of England, which is unofficially the ‘home of sailing’ and it has a long and glorious tradition of boat building and for rearing fine sailors.
South Devon is more sedate and often warmer, sunnier than North Devon. It also gets lower rainfall. Salcombe in particular is known for its outstanding views, rolling surrounding countryside, breath-taking natural beauty, sparkling turquoise waters and rugged cliffs. It is a pretty coastal town with lovely spots for sailing traditional boats, or classic yachts. Salcombe was once a major port for the fruit trade and, over the years, has found fame as a safe haven for family holidays and visiting yachtsmen. It is situated at the southern end of the Salcombe Estuary; the estuary is, in fact, a ria which is a landlocked, salt water inlet, with stunning beaches.
Sailing around the UK will get you out of the crowded Solent and into waters further afield. This adventure involves open-ocean and much more offshore-orientated sailing, which may mean rougher weather and more challenging conditions. Ilfracombe in North Devon and Bardsey Island in North Wales for example are far more open to the elements as they catch the Atlantic ocean swells to a greater extent than places further South. This means bigger waves and longer and sandy beaches.
From August 2017 to February 2018 Ric was represented by the Tonic Gallery in Island Street, Salcombe, South Devon.
Sadly, this arrangement has now come to an end.
Salcombe estuary – sold
Ric has recently created a new range of greeting cards on the subject of Devonshire seascapes,. Have a look at the selection below:
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.