Lines and Colors art blog

Richard Thorn watercolors
Richard Thorn watercolors

While it’s not unusual for artists to transition from a career in commercial art to gallery art, English artist Richard Thorn came to painting from a career as a jazz musician.

Thorn uses watercolor in a manner I particularly enjoy — lots of crisp, controlled edges balanced with softer ones and still maintaining a feeling of freely applied color.

His compositions are filled with light and atmosphere, often eveoking the look of the countryside in strong light and shadow.

Thorn’s website features work for sale as well as prints, and information about his instructional video course from Domestica. He also has a YouTube channel.