Eastbourne Beach Bandstand and Pier from the Wish Tower



Eastbourne Beach Bandstand and Pier from the Wish Tower

This Eastbourne print shows a panorama of the promenade of this loved East Sussex seaside town. From the top of the Martello Tower  the view reaches as far as Bexhill on Sea and beyond.

Digital pigment print from original ink drawings. Printed on fine art paper using archival inks. Available in sizes A0,A1, A2, A3 or A4 as limited editions of 100. Each print is individually signed and numbered.


At the top of the Wish Tower Slopes sits the Martello Tower with commanding views of the sea and the promenade. The first recognisable is the Eastbourne Bandstand,

The Bandstand was officially opened on the 5th August 1935 by the Lord Lieutenant of the county, Lord Leconfield with an audience of 8,000. The building had a cost of £28,000 to construct and included a stainless steel spire. Significantly behind you can see the Queens Hotel. As a matter of fact Eastbourne is the sunniest resort town on England’s southeast coast. This is the reason why the seafront is populated with many hotels.

Next and bridging into the sea the beautiful Eastbourne Pier.  Notably Lord Edward Cavendish opened this Pier in 1870. Interestingly, the structure of the Pier consists of stilts that rest in cups on the sea bed. This particular engineering solution allows the pier to move in rough weather.

De la Warr Pavilion

As a curious fact you can just identify, right after the Eastbourne Pier, along the shore, the De la Warr Pavilion in Bexhill on Sea. I love depicting further away landmarks in a landscape, it is there practically invisible to the eye and you will need magnifying lens to spot it. I only came to this fact while I was drawing the base drawing for this print. By location geography I knew it was somewhere along the shore. I work from my own photographs, and it is only when I am at the studio magnifying these photographs and studying the details of the landscape that this information reveals itself.

In my print just a few lines demark the shape of its iconic curve glass staircase enclosure and the main body of the building. After all, this building designed by the architects Erich Mendelsohn and Serge Chermayeff was the first modernist building in Britain.

Photograph of the base drawings for the art print. I draw these on A3 sheets of specialised marker paper with calligraphic brushes, fine-line ink pens, sponges, sand paper and other materials. The medium is watercolour, ink and charcoal. I scanned these to form the main line work and patterns in the final print.

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Dimensions N/A
Print sizes: standard landscape

Art print A0 size landscape, Art print A1 size landscape, Art print A2 size landscape, Art print A3 size landscape, Art print A4 size landscape

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