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Helen Thomas
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In Jane Austen's time the Lake District was famous for it's watercolours and oils( in England anyway).

The West Country artists are the best now IMHO.

My favourite artist is Richard Thorn
This painting just has a touch of some of the qualities of his best work to date.
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Helen Thomas
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Richard Thorn not to be confused with this Richard Thorn, a photographer, who has taken some cool pics( not quite as good as Ellen's IMO).

Does anyone have their favourite watercolourists they'd like to share.
Helen Thomas
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More of Richard Thorn's New collection



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Helen Thomas
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I came, I saw and was conquered at a gallery near me.

Richard Thorn at Bourne Gallery. Imitation being the best form of flattery I'd copy his style furiously to learn watercolour painting.

58 exhibits

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Steve Wink
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Originally posted by Helen Thomas:
I came, I saw and was conquered at a gallery near me.

Richard Thorn at Bourne Gallery. Imitation being the best form of flattery I'd copy his style furiously to learn watercolour painting.

58 exhibits

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They're very nice. Unfortunately I'm banned from buying any more paintings...
Helen Thomas
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I was seriously thinking of buying one, just one, of his paintings some years ago but got talked out of it. The persuasive logic used was that much more pleasure could be obtained from emulating him by taking up painting.
Helen Thomas
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David Shepherd
Another contemporary artist who started off painting wildlife only but now paints various subjects. Occasionally come across some originals but his prices are climbing steeply now.


Shepherd Online Gallery






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frank davis
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Originally posted by Helen Thomas:
I was seriously thinking of buying one, just one, of his paintings some years ago but got talked out of it. The persuasive logic used was that much more pleasure could be obtained from emulating him by taking up painting.


I think I found a new hobby....
Jessica Sant
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and here I though this was going to be a thread about country-western artists -- as in American Country music singers... but I guess not.
Helen Thomas
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Welcome aboard, herb.

"Mainly self taught, the artist�s [Richard Thorn] early influences emerged from studying the paintings of the American masters, such as Winslow Homer, Andrew Wyeth, Edward Hopper and Phillip Jameson. "


Winslow Homer

Paintings like these must have inspired Richard Thorn.

By Winslow Homer:



By Edward Hopper :



By Andrew Wyeth :

Roasted chestnuts

By Philip Jameson :




Half Dome from Sentinel Bridge
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Helen Thomas
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Originally posted by Jessica Sant:
and here I though this was going to be a thread about country-western artists -- as in American Country music singers... but I guess not.


Singers rarely call themselves that these days. They like to be known as artists.

Thomas Hardy Country.

The West country includes Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Somerset and Wiltshire. These are some of the most glorious counties in England and England's most popular holiday resorts. The weather is usually the best in the west country and the two coastlines have wonderful sandy beaches.
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Richard Hawkes
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Here're some shots of the Cornwall coast I took in May:

Towards Polperro -


Towards Polperro again -


Polperro harbour -
Helen Thomas
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The first photo could pass for a painting (by Richard Thorn ).
But nice collection and thanks for sharing. A trip to the South West is long overdue.
 
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