In 2012, the City of Chester commissioned a portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II to mark her Diamond Jubilee ahead of a royal visit.
The setting is of course Buckingham Palace, with the Victoria Memorial (glimpsed through the open window). I particularly enjoyed imagining, designing and painting the lovely gown in Swiss guipure lace, which is beautifully set off by the Crown Jewels and the Order of the Garter!
I was delighted and proud to hear (via the Daily Mail) that my painting was greatly admired by Peter Blake, one of my favourite British artists and also Beatles-era, like me. Peter famously created the cover art for the Sergeant Pepper album, which makes him one of the most significant pop artists of the 20thcentury.
This is a large portrait in oils. A one-off signed print was auctioned for charity in the same year. I’m thinking of making further prints in a limited edition, so if you are interested in acquiring one for your home or office, please do let me know!
Comments will be approved before showing up.