For those who follow my website, you are aware of how fond I am of Princes Parade in Hythe
I had written an article for Cinques Ports Magazine a while back.
Since this article, more than 4000 people signed petitions, marched, protested, asking for the Council to abandon the planning of houses being built and a swimming pool at the cost of destroying the amazing wildlife that has been living there for decades.: Reptiles, birds, badgers, pheasants, maritime grassland and more, all to be destroyed! It has already started as they cannot wait to build.
Find out more about the beautiful wildlife we have lost >>>>HERE
Unfortunately, there has been a report concerning the toxicity of the site, mentioning the presence in high number of Asbestos, Cyanide and a lot more harmful components.
If the work goes ahead, people living nearby will be subject to receive the dust containing the harmful toxic.
In the first Lockdown, family and friends asked me where I was walking with my dog.
I sent this picture to them
I felt blessed to be able to walk in such peaceful environment with songs of the birds, the smell of fresh buds.
I would like you to find out what the council has already done of this area before to have the full permission to carry on with their appalling plans.
Fences have been erected where they are planning to build a new road!
Hell for our gorgeous corner.
However this afternoon I came back from my walk very positive.
A resident told me that NO developer could contemplate the price of removing or securing all the toxics found on the land before starting building on it.
Lets hope he is right!
There is nothing more pleasing than receiving a message with a photo of one of my prints in a frame.
The happy owner told me the print looks so good !
I agree, the print is good and the frame is very complimentary.
Below the photo ( be aware of some reflections in the glass)
The Old Bridge, Folkestone harbour
When we moved in our new home, 15 years ago, we could not take with us the beautiful
aromatic bush of roses La Reine Victoria.
As I love painting roses, my husband Tony and I, were going around to find more roses with different colours but my search was for old fashion roses. They look so romantic.
I stumbled on these gorgeous roses, Tony planted them. I cherished them.
I never found any more of this kind of roses, until now. So next Spring I will be adding a new bush of roses in the garden. This is if I find a place... I will!
One of my favourite creation. La Reine Victoria, Oil on Linen.
You might remember my second website reserved uniquely for my work in watercolour.
There, I also had an Online shop. In less than a year I sold paintings and received commissions.
The price of running an Online gallery is exorbitant. I took the decision to abandon
my Watercolour site. Not something I wanted really to do!
Instead, I am adding a few watercolours on this site. The portfolio will be shorter as I cannot display all the works.
However if you want to see more, you could visit my page Prints and Cards.
At a much more fairer price, I have opened a Shop on Folksy where I am downloading paintings I wish to sell.
From Oil, Acrylic, Watercolour, some cards and some prints.
To can preview a small sample of my shop below
Beatrice Cloake, Fine art artist and designer living in Hythe Kent