Story of a  2012 portrait in oils of Queen Elizabeth II by British artist Helen Anderson


July 02, 2018

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!

1 Response


September 10, 2020

Hi I would be really interested in buying one of your prints of HM Queen please.

I collect portraits, pictures and busts of HM Queen from 1926 to the present day and I have studied over 100 artists. I would love to add your picture to my collection. Best wishes Sarah

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