I360, Palace Pier, The Bandstand and West Pier Pebble Beach
‘I360, Palace Pier, The Bandstand and West Pier Pebble Beach.’
View of the Brighton Promenade and some of the seafront iconic landmarks such as the I360, the Palace and West Piers and the Victorian Bandstand. Created December 2019.
Panoramic format. Print size 124 x 30.5 cm approx. Signed print from a limited edition of 100. From original ink drawing to which I apply colour digitally. Printed on fine art paper using archival inks.
More about this print. Iconic landmarks at Brighton Seafront. “Bucket and spade” seaside atmosphere.
This print shows some of Brighton’s most charismatic landmarks.
First on the left corner you can see the British Airways panoramic lift known as the i360 is a 162 m observation tower with commanding views on the English Channel. The tower opened on 4 August 2016.
Next to it in the distance you can see the Victorian Brighton Palace Pier. Graham Greene featured this leisure pier in his novel Brighton Rock that somehow still retains the traditional “bucket and spade” seaside atmosphere.
The central subject of this print is the famous Brighton Bandstand. Beautiful and unique, The Bandstand, Designed by Phillip Lockwood a Brighton Borough Surveyor first opened in 1884. Possibly one of the finest examples of a Victorian bandstand still surviving in England today.
In 2019 I held an exhibition at the West Pier Centre where I showed my work. My interest for this charismatic structure is well documented in numerous prints where I have featured the remains of the West Pier.
Finally the common link to these buildings and structures is the promenade walk with its distinctive Brighton green painted railing and Chinoiserie style Victorian street lights.
Print collection Pebble Beach
This print belongs to a tonal collection that I have named ‘Pebble Beach’. Specifically the palette for this collection reflects the variation of colours and tones in the beach pebbles that can be found along the East Sussex Coast. In fact the pebbles are flint, a hard grey rock found in the chalk cliffs. Through natural erosion the flints are released from the cliffs and slowly make their way through to form the pebble beaches.
Connecting artworks Brighton and Hove panoramic prints
In a similar Fashion I have completed another large panorama that shows an array of various buildings along the Steine Gardens. You can find it by following these links.