Ric Horner

About the Artist

I have continued to paint since graduating from Exeter College of Art in 1989, and have exhibited regularly in Bristol, Devon, Kent, and London.

My work is primarily concerned with the study of light, and its relationship to landscape and seascape. I am fascinated by the way it invokes different moods, and memories.

Rather than predetermining the composition I like to work intuitively, for example, allowing interesting moments from a walk to inform the painting. Working in this way is dependant on regular drawing practice and the discipline to change direction when inspiration calls for it, hopefully allowing a stronger idea to be realised.

I have recently moved back to Kent (Whitstable) and have taken the opportunity to concentrate on seascapes.

The coast here provides an infinite variety of light effects with minimal formal elements. However the tidal margin between land and sea provides features and reflections and a persistant metaphor in its’ ebb and flow.

I am always looking for different solutions to express light and form and often find abstraction a difficult but ‘felt’ solution to an idea.

waldon point from sherrin view tn - Copy

Warden Point, from Sherrin’s View
Oil on Canvas
Size Unframed: 
600mm x 600mm
POA

Equinox

Equinox
Oil on Canvas
Size Unframed: 13
60mm x 1160mm
POA

evening sky

Evening Sky
Oil on Canvas
Size Unframed: 2
00mm x 200mm
POA

abstract colour composition

Abstract Colour Composition
Oil on Canvas
Size Unframed: 
463mm x 390mm
POA

after rain, west beach

After Rain, West Beach
Oil on Canvas
Size Unframed: 
495mm x 200mm
POA

summer shower

Summer Shower
Oil on Canvas
Size Unframed: 510
mm x 410mm
POA

storm waves 1

Storm Waves I
Oil on Wood Panel
Size Unframed: 
610mm x 670mm
POA

our coast

Our Coast
Oil on Canvas
Size Unframed: 1000
mm x 300mm
POA

towards warden point from westbeach tn - Copy

Towards Warden Point from Westbeach
Oil on Canvas
Size Unframed: 
530mm x 470mm
POA

Sunlit Clearing tn - Copy

Sunlit Clearing
Oil on Canvas
Size Framed: 
710mm x 710mm
 POA

a walk through blean tn - Copy

A Walk Through Blean
Oil on Canvas
Size Unframed: 
765mm x 1020mm
POA

seasalter, early Morning

Seasalter, Early Morning
Oil on Canvas
Size Unframed: 
400mm x 400mm
POA

summer evening light at blean tn - Copy

Summer Evening Light, Blean
Oil on Canvas
Size Unframed: 
255mm x 255mm
POA

3. Canterbury Cathedral (after rain) 50 x 24cm

Canterbury Cathedral (After Rain)
Oil on Canvas
Size Framed: 58
0mm x 310mm
POA

reflection seasalter tn

Reflection, Seasalter
Oil on Canvas
Size Unframed: 
1000mm x 400mm
 POA

7. Canterbury Cathedral (moon rise) 29 x 21cm

Canterbury Cathedral (Moon Rise)
Oil on Canvas
Size Framed: 380
mm x 305mm
POA

composition in red and gold

Composition in Red and Gold
Oil on Canvas
Size Unframed: 
255mm x 255mm
 POA

 

harbour, whitstable

Harbour, Whitstable
Oil on Canvas
Size Unframed: 
255mm x 255mm
POA