About the artist: Richard Thorn
Richard Thorn was born in Torquay in 1952. He studied art at the Newton Abbot School of Art. He initially pursued a career in music, becoming an accomplished Jazz Guitarist. Richard began painting professionally in the early 1980’s.
Richard Thorn is an artist who specialises in creating paintings in watercolour. Having lived most of his life in Devon Thorn has produced many paintings and limited edition prints of the picturesque landscapes and coastline. The counties of Devon and Cornwall have a “quality of light” that attracts, inspires and sustains a veritable colony of artists and Richard Thorn is no exception. He is drawn to the intensely bright and suffuse light, plus the myriad variations in the coastal and inland landscape of these counties.
Richard Thorn creates paintings and art prints with spontaneous, striking blasts of tone and colour. His art works successfully communicate the warmth of the sun and the majesty of the ocean and landscape. The sea figured prominently in his young life and continues to be a constant source of subject matter. Richard is an intuitive artist, preferring to paint from 'feeling' rather than an academic standpoint. He says: "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".
The reasons for Richard Thorn choosing to paint in watercolour are vague but he was never-the-less attracted to the medium because it retained the drawing and sketching elements that were so intrinsic in his art. Richard's early influences were a result of studying the paintings of the American masters, such as Winslow Homer, Andrew Wyeth, Edward Hopper and Philip Jameson. Thorn's style owes much to these contemporary exponents of the watercolour medium.
Richard Thorn has participated in many exhibitions and one man shows. His strong distinctive style and his penchant for light has made his work sought after by Galleries and Collectors throughout the country. The International Publishers Rosenstiels have published four of his paintings, and Richard now publishes his own range of Limited Edition Prints.
All Richard Thorn art prints and limited edition prints from Global Art Prints have been appraised and approved by the artist. Each print supplied by Global Art Prints is a superb image and satisfies the quality standards set by Richard Thorn for art prints. Each art print and limited edition print series from the Global Art Prints is normally available for immediate delivery.
Artist Richard Thorn at Global Art Prints