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Falling in love with my favourite Kent beach

Since we are having our holiday as day trips out in Kent over the last week or so, I knew that I would want to go to my favourite all time Kent beach. I had only been once before, and that was before we moved here. And on Thursday this week the weather was perfect for that trip. it was sunny, not too warm, not too cold, no wind, and warm enough to wear jeans and tee shirts and trainers. The beach is called Botany Bay and one of the things I love about it is the Sat Nav doesn’t show it, and neither does the road map we keep in the car, its almost like a hidden gem that no one knows about except a select few! Its on the far east corner of Kent, between Broadstairs and Margate, and has the most gorgeous soft golden sand, (another rarity as a lot of the beaches in Kent are pebbles), and white chalk cliffs, and rockpools made from the chalk rock so they’re white too, and lots of sand to walk along, and no shop or cafe on the beach so it doesn’t encourage the raucous day tripper, and virtually no parking except for a tiny car park you have to park on a residential road. The day we went it was clear blue skies, and I took over 100 photos, to make sure I captured as much of it as I could in the glorious weather. We walked the length of the beach, and turned around and came back, gentle waves lapping along the shore line. When we got back we thought we’d try the hotel on the top of the cliff to see what food it offered, and it had an excellent choice, and we were able to sit outside overlooking the blue sea, and blue skies, as we ate our meal. That’s a rarity in Kent too, normally its blowing strong winds where ever you sit! And then afterwards we walked along the cliff top about a quarter of a mile to the next cove, Kingsgate Bay, its all so pretty I didn’t want to leave

Its officially my favourite beach in Kent..I love it…and a perfect day like that has made me even more enamoured with it!

Its painting a picture now that captures the light, and the colours that will be interesting to create…

I've been an artist all of my life, and my paintings now hang on walls in Europe, USA and Canada. I'm working on getting them on the other continents! My wide range of artwork has been exhibited nearer to home in the East Midlands, with the Guild of Erotic Artists at Beaumont Hall Studios in Hertfordshire, and at "Erotica", Olympia, London. I have also been featured alongside my work in the Guild of Erotic Artists book (volume 2). I love to create dramatic interest in my pictures, whether it’s to paint an unusual landscape, or just to utilise dramatic lighting in my figure drawings or strong colour in my animal portraits. Delighting in the spontaneous tendencies of watercolour adds an interesting and distinctive look to my paintings, some of which are purposefully ambiguous, enabling the viewer to use their own interpretation of my artwork. I also love to hide images, and humour within my paintings, whether it’s a secret message, or an erotic couple hidden within a landscape, or even an erotic landscape where the couple are camouflaged as the features of the land itself. I am equally happy painting in oils, acrylics or watercolours and love to draw with pencil or ink. I have also developed the very effective method of drawing using white pencil on black card which creates dramatic pictures by just picking out where the light catches the body and leaving the rest of the image to the imagination, in darkness. I can also utilise many different styles, whether it is realistic, abstract, surrealistic, erotic, fantasy or camouflage art where something is hidden within the painting. I'm just passionate about my art, whatever I paint! But, it doesn't matter how many landscapes or pet portraits I paint, its always the erotic stuff that people are interested in! I started blogging to share some of the strange conversations I have with the people I meet. But its evolved into far more than that now.

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