Dungeness, Behind the Pilot – painting
Dungeness has a strange desert landscape, but is absolutely magical says artist Nick Kelly.
In this large original piece entitled ‘Dungeness, Behind the Pilot’, Nick has kept the forms simple to capture the beauty of the barren landscape and the sense of freedom and space that comes from the huge skies.
‘The Pilot’ is a pub known for its fish and chips. Once you have dined well, you can walk along the shingles behind the collection of lovely old wooden beach homes and look back.
Dungeness, at the very tip of the Kent coast, is a favourite place of mine. I often walk and paint here on a quiet morning.
Growing up in Whitstable he always had a fondness for the sea, developing his artistic style.
Many years were spent travelling and working in the Middle East, but in later years he settled back in Whitstable where he now paints and writes.
Nick has a particular love of figures placed in a landscape. ‘I’m interested in the relationship between humans and the environment, from the single walker enjoying peace and tranquillity to the mass of people gathering on the beach on a warm summer day.’
His work is also shown in galleries in Whitstable, Westgate and Margate.
This original painting is painted in acrylic and graphite on a 4 cm deep edged canvas, the work is unframed, but is ready to hang.
Size: 100 x 100 cm (39.5 x 39.5 inches)