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Contemporary Turner, Margate

Ric’s nearest town to his hometown, Margate, has recently grown to be quite an artistic hub for Kent. Ever since the opening of the Turner Contemporary Art Gallery back in 2011, The Old Town has grown increasingly trendy and attracted a rise of down-from-Londoners moving to the area.

The award-winning Margate Main Sands is 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.

The Old Town is an excellent place to start your adventure in Margate. Located adjacent to the harbour,  it’s often buzzing with daily activities of locals and tourists alike. There’s a variety of art galleries like the Turner Contemporary, one of the UK’s best contemporary art galleries who is celebrating Margate’s connection with the painter J. M. W. Turner, an artist who believed that art could be an agent of change.

The Turner Contemporary is now internationally renowned and shows contemporary and historical art in a striking building designed by award-winning architect Sir David Chipperfield. It 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.

In the past Ric has painted many places in and around the Isle of Thanet. Some of the nature parks and beaches there are utterly spectacular, like Ramsgate Harbour, the marvellous chalk stacks around Botany Bay in Broadstairs, or the chalk cliffs in Birchington. Walking the Thanet Coastal Path is a 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.

Sunburst, Margate

Furthermore, 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 to explore the unique atmospheres found in this area.

The above painting is sold, but high-quality greeting cards in A5 (154mm x 222mm / 6 x 9 inches) are available!

Ric is currently looking to sell his trademark-style reproductions in the wider Kentish area. If you are a retailer and interested in stocking any of these items, get in touch at enquiries@richorner.com, or tel. 07835294317. 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.

Canterbury Cathedral prints

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.

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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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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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