Richard Thorn SWAc – Artist & Tutor I spent my early years drawing which led naturally into painting in watercolour. After pursuing a career in music (after leaving art college) I returned to painting in my chosen medium. Since that time my watercolours have gone through many changes. Appreciation of colour, tone and composition have been my principal concerns. Light, texture and (spatial) distance are my chief interests, and these elements predominate my compositions and subject matter. For me, painting is a continuum – an exploration. But with watercolour, it is the medium that seems to be forever ahead of you. Watercolour is the master, I am the student.