Tranquil Kingsdown

Rye, Age 11

  • Mixed media
  • Watercolour paint, pencil and fineliners
  • A4 landscape

I have created a scene from Kingsdown beach. Our local landscape on a lovely day can be full of people looking out to sea. However, in the last two years, it has been the place where there have been a number of tiny boat landings, carrying refugees from the shores of France. Many children arrive on their own and we have focused on this plight at school as some of our friends can see the boats coming ashore from their homes. It seemed like a subject which we could explore through our art during our school lunchtime art club. I decided to focus on the tranquil setting that some boats might see as they land on Kingsdown beach. The metallic semi-circular iron landmark which stands on the rocks at Kingsdown beach can be seen by the viewer – much as it would be by a refugee landing here.