Dungeness is not everyone's cup of tea. I love it. Europe's biggest shingle spit can be seen from many miles away due to the two nuclear power stations on it southern tip: Dungeness A and B. The former is being decommissioned and stopped generating electricity in 2006.
The spit is also home to one end of the Romney. Hythe and Dymchurch railway, some remarkable self-built accommodation, several pubs, two lighthouses and an incredible 35% of British floral species. There is also an RSPB reserve – which regularly hosts the elusive Bittern – Britain's only Short-haired bumble bee colony and the Pilot Inn fish and chip restaurant.
The railway cafe is a friendly place normally packed with birdwatchers, engine drivers, families and very old people who can still walk miles very quickly. My favourite buildings are the old coastguard and lighthouse keeper's accommodation huddled beneath the disused original 1904 lighthouse. It is this scene that I depicted in my painting.
Dungeness is also home to many of Britain's rarest insects. If you are into your moths, bees, beetles and spiders, then it is definitely the place to be.
A few miles down the coast at Denge can be seen the amazing pre-war listening mirrors; huge concrete dishes made to pre-warn of approaching enemy aircraft. These structures were obsolete on completion due to the invention of radar.
If you visit Denge you will have to go past the Pilot Inn. Don't go past, go in. Their fish and chips are in my top 10, and cod don't come any fresher.
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Original paintings and framed prints are usually only available for collection from the Gallery, although we can deliver in person within a 15 mile radius of the gallery by arrangement.
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Framed prints and poster prints
Sadly due to the increasing instances of breakages in transit, we are no longer offering framed prints or originals by post. Please contact the gallery to discuss alternatives.
Poster prints will be rolled in acid-free tissue paper and inserted in a large diameter, stout cardboard tube with plastic end-pieces.