Richard Thorn (born 1952)
Trained at Newton Abbot School of Art, Richard has been painting for
over 20 years, specializing in watercolour. Having lived for most
of his life in and around Torbay he has committed the area's most
picturesque coastline to paper in sublime fashion making the sun dance
across water like no other. In addition he has enjoyed
sojourn's in Spain and Venice from which he created equally emotive
compositions in hot Mediterranean tones to great effect.
Richard is by no means your average 'local artist'; he has amassed
an international following through successful one-man shows in galleries
across the country including London and the Home Counties for his
undoubtedly gifted use of this most difficult medium. Whether
he is painting children gallivanting in the surf on a sun drenched
beach or Cornwall's dramatic rocky coastline, Richard's distinctive
When not hard at work in his studio, Richard can be found playing
jazz guitar in many of the area's music venues.