My recent work focuses mainly on the use of acrylic inks to which I add other media. My earlier work uses other media—most specifically soft pastel, acrylic paint and watercolour pencils.
I run courses, workshops and other events for people of all ages. Here you can find out what’s on at the studio and see pictures from past events.
I display my work several times throughout the year at galleries, community arts centres and festivals. See what’s coming up and have a look at displays from previous years.
Thu 31st May to Wed 20th June 2018
A collection of work by Rita Thorn which explores using acrylic inks with a wide selection of other materials creating contemporary interpretations of the natural world and more abstract ideas.
The Foyer, Number 8, High Street, Pershore, WR10 1BG (Map)
The Foyer is open for anyone to come along and look at the gallery and enjoy a drink on Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri and Sat evenings from 6pm until close. However, because the venue can be hired privately it's recommended you check with them before making a special journey. You can contact Number 8 on 01386 555488 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
So, we have finally taken down the Christmas decorations and finished the chocolates and now its time to be looking ahead into a new and interesting year. I already have …
In the last of our four weeks looking at Autumn colours and mark making techniques, I gave everyone the same colour palette to experiment with using rather more muted tones …
The courses, one of which has now finished, are producing some great work from students. The beginners group are loving the freedom they can experience by using the acrylic inks …
Wednesday 18 July 2018 from 10:30 to 13:00
Rita Thorn, Mixed Media Artist, 1 Top St, Charlton, Pershore WR10 3LE
Over three weeks we will be looking at new ways to interpret the summer landscape, considering the work of contemporary landscape artists. Approaches may include ways of using textures and surfaces and a range of mixed media with acrylic ink as the main medium.
This will be a very versatile course where students may want to focus on details in the landscape such as floral subjects or consider its structure in an overall way. Please bring photos that inspire you.
All materials for the course are included, offering the opportunity to work with some interesting and high quality products to create unique results.
Small groups and lots of support given. Light refreshments supplied.
Total cost for the three-week course: £70.00
Saturday 28 July 2018 from 10:00 to 16:00
Highbury Congregational Church, Priory Walk, Cheltenham GL52 6DU, UK
An experimental workshop using acrylic inks with other media. Students will learn to apply inks in a variety of ways and experiment with a range of surface texture techniques and mark making opportunities. Using colour in a variety of ways will also be a feature. This course will benefit those who wish to develop their own practice, and add a new dimension to their work or try something new.
For more information, please contact me using the link on my website.