The White Cliffs of The South of England
Along the South Coast of England the White Chalk cliffs are a dominant sight.
Immortalised in songs and seen as a great landmark of the UK they stretch from East Kent right through to West Suusex.
In a way they have come to symbolise the determined spirit of our Island Nation and for artists they are a great gift of nature, and for me compelling subjects.
it is the same limestone of these cliffs that gives the soil in Champagne in France the ability to produce great Champagne wines and which have in the past few decades allowed the emergence of a fine wine industry in Southern England where today some of the World’s finest Sparkling wines are now produced.
So it is against all that that have over the years painted a good many watercolours of these iconic cliffs and this post gathers some of them together now in one place.
I hope you enjoy seeing them
Lets start in Kent near Kinsgate Bay and the cliffs on that part of the coast.
The coastal town of Broadstairs is today a popular seaside resort and has gained fame through the presence in the town of Charles Dickens in the 19 century and his books
As we travel further south we come to Dover and here again is the header picture for this Post showing the imagined view from a ship entering the harbour.
.Beyond busy Dover is the ferry port of Folkstone with its delightful harbour shown here.
At Folkestone the cliffs descend and then they reappear at Petts Levels , just beyond Rye in Sussex, seen here from Camber Sands.
Beyond Eastbourne the white cliffs beome higher with the impressive Beach Head and the Seven Sisters Cliffs
The White Bliffs csrry on further into Sussex but we will leave those and other parts of the South shore till a further post.
These paintings and many more will I hope soon appear in an “eBook” called
“The Coastal Counties of England “ which I am currently working on.
Happy Travelling and stay safe and well