Ramsgate and Broadstairs coasters by artist David Weeks
Artist David Weeks is in Canterbury and we really love his colourful, joyous and witty art. It is fun but not banal, with images full of clever touches and well-observed details.
He has produced very nice useful coasters from some of his original paintings and we stock two images of Ramsgate harbour and one of Broadstairs beach.
The coasters are printed and set on a light hardboard type of material with a very nice high gloss image that really shows the glowing bright colours of his paintings.
Coasters measure 9cm square and are approximately 3mm thick.
Ramsgate's harbour is the only 'royal harbour' in the UK. It was given the royal seal of approval by King George IV in 1821 after local people gave him a rousing welcome when he came to the town to set off for a trip to Europe. In 2021 Ramsgate is planning a celebration for the bicentenary of his visit. Broadstairs is one of the three towns of Thanet, 2 miles around the coast from Ramsgate. It is one of the Kent towns linked to Charles Dickens, and the coaster notes Bleak House, the square house on the picture, where Dickens stayed regularly during visits from 1839 - 1857. He wrote David Copperfield here, which was published in 1850.