Around Broadstairs in Kent in Watercolour

                            Around Broadstairs in Watercolours

Dawn breaks at Broadstairs. Watercolour 13 inches by 9 on Arches paper.

A couple of years ago a venue for the Sky Arts Landscape painter of the Year competition was Broadstairs in Kent, and I was lucky enough to be selected to paint there on that day.(I didn’t get selected for the final alas though!)

Although we had been to Broadstairs before that from then on I have enjoyed visting this  picturesque seaside town,  and painting watercolours from various photos  and some sketches.

So I have collected a few in this post which I hope will encourage you visit to our sandy beached resorts on the Kent coast.

The watercolour I painted during the Sky Arts completion. Painted over a 4 hour period on the sandy beach, and it was 28c temperature! 17 inches by 12.

On that competition day I had some spare time , especially as it was so hot for painting watercolours. So I did this second monochrome version, which one of the passing judges said he liked, result! 17 inches by 12.


A more recent watercolour of Viking bay, trying to capture the incoming tide. 16 by 12 inches

Around the headland is Dumpton Gap bay, where the beach is strewn with large chalk rocks and at times the sea has a milky appearance. 16 inches by 12.

Just North of Broadstairs is Botany Bay and  these next two painting are the views , south and north at the Bay.

Kites flying Botany bay looking South 14 inches by 10

Botany bay looking North. 14 inches by 10.

So there you have a few views of this rather quaint Kentish seaside town with strong associations with Charles Dickens too.

In the mean time Best Wishes for Christmas and let us all hope that 2021 will turn out to be a better year that 2020.

Stay well and safe


PS. If you would like to buy any of these watercolours of any other from my blog please just contact me at and I will respond with availability and price very quickly. A good many paintings have already found nice walls to hang on around the world so please check with me. However if already sold I am always happy to paint a new, original and unique version just for you. I don’t sell copies but I can provide Canvas style prints of most of my watercolours.

Payment can then be easily made by PayPal and courier delivery, usually only taking a few days, will follow. Prices will include the shipping to anywhere in the world.



About brianswatercolours

After spending 40 years in Aerospace I now enjoy painting watercolours of our travels around the world. I also paint for others who would like reminders of there favourite places. Most of my paintings are painted from photos that I have taken, or taken by others. This blog shows some paintings from Yvonne's and my travels together. Have look at my other Blog

Posted on December 18, 2020, in Broadstairs, Kent in the UK, Landscape, Paintings from our travels, Seascapes, Travels with a Brush, Watercolours and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 9 Comments.

  1. A lovely collection! I really like the one with Viking Bay. So lively 🙂

  2. Lovely paintings. Make me want to be there!

  3. Hi Andrea
    Many thanks maybe one day we can all whizz down there together.
    Do you think the Broadstairs Tourist office might take me on??!!

  4. Thank you so much for sending your amazing artworks over the last months – really encouraging me to see more of our beautiful country in the future – particularly if the French become even more awkward!

    Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a much improved 2021. Tricia

    Sent from my iPhone


  5. Hi Brian, I hope you are staying safe there in southern England. I found the chalk rocks in your painting of Dumpton Gap Bay fascinating, and I also enjoyed the view of kites flying at Botany Bay.

  6. Lovely paintings, we live down the road in Herne Bay so know this area well 😊

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