Profile: Richard Thorn

Artist Profile

Richard Thorn


May in the Meadows, 22 x 11", Acrylic, © Richard Thorn 
May in the Meadows          11 x 22"          Acrylic

    Renowned watermedia artist, Richard Thorn shares with us the sparks that ignited his artistic temperament at an early age and the inspirations that have stayed with him throughout a lifetime of art and music. Thorn works primarily in watercolor, acrylic, gouache and inks. He has twice won Best Watercolor at the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolour in London, and after many years of having his work selected for the open exhibitions there, has recently been selected to become a Member. He was also invited to participate in the Quingdao International Watercolour Exhibition in 2019 in which he won an Excellent Work award. Thorn currently exhibits in England, America, Tai Wan and South Korea.

Hazy River Bend, 19 x 14", WC, © Richard Thorn
Hazy River Bend          14 x 19"          Watercolor

   ". . . At secondary school, there were, dotted around the corridors, prints of artists like Turner, Cottman and Constable. I was particularly drawn to the watercolours of Turner. These ‘drawings’ as they were called in the 19th century, seemed to excite me as I could still see the pencil lines. Watercolour was the medium that really inspired me, probably due to these early images and because it seemed to be a natural progression of drawing. . . "


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