Jazz playing, water colourist Richard Thorn has an exhibition of 50 new paintings at The John Davies Gallery, Gloucestershire.
Born in Torquay, Richard went to art college in Newton Abbot, and continues to take his inspiration from the from the coastal, valley and moorland landscapes of Devon and Cornwall.
You could classify Richard as both a traditionalist and modernist, his subject matter has a traditional feel, yet his ability to capture reflected light, particularly off water, be it coastal and salty or inland and fresh are refreshingly up-to-date. His sparkling Atlantic subjects are invigorating and his scenes of Dartmoor convey the grandeur of a wild landscape.
One subject that Richard is making his own is the river landscape and his capacity to produce highly naturalistic studies of moving water.
Among the highlights of the show are a wonderful group of smaller works painted en plein air straight into his sketchbooks and now framed to hang with the larger studio works.
Most of his compositions are watercolour, gouache or acrylic on paper, but the exhibition does include a small number of works on canvas. The exhibition, entitle Richard Thorn – Deep in the West Country, runs from Satruday, October 2 to Thursday, October 23, at the The John Davies Gallery, Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire.