White Sails Gallery - Fine art dealers in Dartmouth, Devon

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Richard Thorn

Like most children, Richard liked to draw.

He remembers being in hospital when he was five and to relieve the boredom of the long stay, he passed the time drawing. There was a lot of positive feedback both from school and parents with regard to his seeming 'gift'. These affirmations proved to be the spark that lit the fire, as from then on he says, “drawing seemed to be as natural as eating”. Trips to Dartmoor with the family proved to be a source of inspiration. Those early images of the rugged hills and streams provided the prima materia for his affinity with nature and landscape.

Richard was born in Torquay and naturally, the sea figured prominently in his young life. As a result the sea is a constant source of subject matter. Richard is an intuitive artist, preferring to paint from 'feeling' rather than an academic standpoint. "I love the poetry of the land and the sea. The associations are strong and deep and I try to convey this in my work". 
Composition and contrast are the keys to inspire me to paint a subject. “As I get older, I feel an increasing need to incorporate drama into my work”. Light and dark passages, contra jour and strong composition serve to help me achieve this end. I feel too that my drawing has gradually become more expressive which adds vitality to this dramatic motivation.
I have never been a watercolour 'purist', although I greatly admire the exponents of this genre. My prime objectives are not purely technique but a desire to convey the myriad, textures that exist in nature and to achieve this I like to incorporate other media into my work such as acrylic, body-colour, pastel, ink, coloured crayon and even the humble biro. Some of these mediums are relatively new to me but they are increasingly becoming the norm in my paintings. I think that art is a moving thing, not only from a technical point-of-view but also from an emotional one. My intention is to move with these changes and hopefully make statements that are relevant to my perceptions of the world and who I am.

Autumn Reflections

£395.00
(Framed)
New!

Early Autumn

£227.00
(Mounted)
New!

River Peace

£198.00
(Mounted)
New!

Golden River

£246.00
(Mounted)
New!

River Light

£225.00
(Framed)
New!

November on the Teign

£214.00
(Mounted)
New!

River Garden

£375.00
(Framed)
New!

Autumn River

£225.00
(Framed)
New!

River Calm

£459.00
(Framed)
New!

In the Blue Wood

£185.00
(Mounted)
New!

Early in the Wood

£295.00
(Framed)
Edition ending

Bluebell Wood

£198.00
(Framed)

Autumn Walk

£335.00
(Framed)
Edition ending

Into the Autumn Morning

£295.00
(Framed)
New!

The Sun was Setting

£285.00
(Framed)

Autumn Gold

£375.00
(Framed)

Islands in the Stream

£395.00
(Framed)

Quiet River

£359.00
(Framed)

The Last Post

£335.00
(Framed)
Sold out

Breakers

£240.00
(Mounted)

Down in Misty Vale

£335.00
(Framed)

Fingle Bridge

£335.00
(Framed)

The Dart

£335.00
(Framed)

Orchard Gold

£349.00
(Framed)

Tale of two Rivers

£395.00
(Framed)

In the March Light

£468.00
(Framed)

River Bend

£295.00
(Framed)

Muted Colours of Early Spring

£349.00
(Framed)

Back to Dartmouth

£295.00
(Framed)

Blue Creek

£264.00
(Mounted)

Bantham Surf

£224.00
(Mounted)

Fresh Day (Start Point)

£295.00
(Framed)

Cross Tides

£240.00
(Mounted)

Blue Wood

£295.00
(Framed)

The Dart near Holne Bridge

£275.00
(Framed)

Down to the Sea

£295.00
(Framed)

Under August Skies

£198.00
(Framed)

Autumn Contre-jour

£295.00
(Framed)

Deep Summer

£245.00
(Framed)

Evening sets in

£275.00
(Framed)

Hazy River

£335.00
(Framed)

A Walk through the Shadows

£220.00
(Mounted)
New!

Winter Log Delivery

£379.00
(Framed)
New!

In the Heart of the Country

£265.00
(Framed)

Along the Ridge Road

£218.00
(Mounted)
New!

Cool Glade

£210.00
(Mounted)
New!

Slumber woods

£295.00
(Framed)
New!

Cool Avenue

£211.00
(Mounted)
New!

Dreaming River

£200.00
(Mounted)
New!

Spring Clearing

£225.00
(Mounted)
New!

Lane Side

£198.00
(Mounted)
New!

The Quiet of Autumn

£224.00
(Mounted)
New!

Over the Valleys of Tors

£222.00
(Mounted)
New!

November River

£375.00
(Framed)

Along the Meadow Path

£395.00
(Framed)

Meadow River

£275.00
(Framed)

Path of Light

£295.00
(Framed)

Slumber

£275.00
(Framed)

Almost Spring

£198.00
(Framed)

White Vista

£265.00
(Framed)

Surf in the Summer Breeze

£160.00
(Mounted)

A Cloudless Day

£365.00
(Framed)

Prelude to an Afternoon of a Faun

£285.00
(Framed)
Edition ending

On The Evening Tide

£165.00
(Mounted)

Late Players on the Slipway

£176.00
(Mounted)

Busy Morning in the Bay

£249.00
(Framed)

The Still of Afternoon

£217.00
(Mounted)
New!

A Light Fall on the Moor

£295.00
(Framed)

Heart of the Country

£165.00
(Mounted)

Golden Afternoon

£295.00
(Framed)

Up through the woods

£395.00
(Framed)

River Song

£295.00
(Framed)

August Fields

£175.00
(Framed)

On the Banks

£495.00
(Framed)

Afternoon by the River

£198.00
(Framed)

Around St. Marys

£176.00
(Mounted)

The Grass is Greener

£295.00
(Framed)

Spring River

£275.00
(Framed)

In the Autumn Sun

£275.00
(Framed)

Zawn Surf

£275.00
(Framed)

The Shining Weir

£218.00
(Mounted)
New!

Gently through the Wood

£275.00
(Framed)

Lower Pond at Beatons Wood

£365.00
(Framed)

Arcadian Fields

£349.00
(Framed)

In the Westering Light

£265.00
(Framed)

Houses of Parliament

£224.00
(Mounted)

Lambeth Bridge

£170.00
(Mounted)