Having written books on the buildings of Britain, London and New York, for various reasons I need to keep to what’s local to home (Sevenoaks) – so the next book of illustrations and commentary will be on the buildings of Kent.
Kent’s unique location, extensive coastline and particular geology have all influenced the architecture of the county. So too have its extensive history of industry and agriculture, and its transport routes and building materials. The result is a wealth of material for my paintings: castles, churches and cathedrals, agricultural buildings such as oast houses, harbours for fishing, ship-building and leisure resorts, grand country houses and Wealden houses, and so much more…huge scope! The illustrations above and below are of Ramsgate Harbour.