Richard Thorn spent his early years drawing which led naturally into painting in watercolor. After pursuing a career in music (after leaving art college) he returned to painting in my chosen medium. Since that time his watercolours have gone through many changes. Appreciation of colour, tone, and composition have been my principal concerns. Light, texture and (spatial) distance are Thorn's chief interests, and these elements predominate his compositions and subject matter. For him, painting is a continuum – an exploration. But with watercolor, it is the medium that seems to be forever ahead of time.
"I like to paint the soul of the scene I’m working on, depicting the essence of that which is before me. Watercolour is the master, I am the student."