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

IN THE PICTURE: THE QUEEN

September 10, 2022

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. Following the sad passing of her Majesty on 9 September 2022, I reflect on the joyful experience of creating the painting.

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Drive My Car Beatles Drive In Festival Loxwood Helen Anderson John Lennon

Drive My Car: A Beatles Festival

May 10, 2021

Drive My Car Beatles Drive In Festival Loxwood Sussex United Kingdom

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A Life In Ten Pictures: BBC Two

A Life In Ten Pictures: BBC Two

May 05, 2021

Helen Anderson, artist friend of John Lennon and creator of his iconic leather caps, features in BBC Two's factual programme, A Life in Ten Pictures, premiering May 2021.

John Lennon photographed by Astrid A Life In Ten Pictures BBC Two Helen Anderson

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New Xmas Beatles T-shirt design!

New Xmas Beatles T-shirt design!

December 16, 2020

Wrap up nice and warm this holiday season in my festive Beatles Christmas jumper-inspired long sleeved T-shirt (also available with short sleeves).
The snuggle is real!

 

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Where did 40 years go, John?

Where did 40 years go, John?

December 08, 2020

Forty years without my old chum John Lennon. It's almost unthinkable.

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The Sergeant Peppermills T shirt

The Long & Grinding Road!

November 13, 2020

May I introduce to you: The Sergeant. PeppermillsA limited edition T-shirt design for November 2020, aka National Pepper Month. Spice up your life.

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How to measure your head for my leather cap

sketch of John Lennon by Helen Anderson 

 

 
A message from Helen about sizing: 
Hats are a bit like jackets and dresses: sizes are supposed to be universal but may vary from one manufacturer to another. I can’t guarantee you a perfect fit, but I can do my best to help.

My cap is available in 4 sizes: Small (S), Medium (M), Large (L) and Extra Large (XL). It’s an investment piece, so I encourage you also to invest three minutes to find the perfect fit.

Don’t just guess your size!
John Lennon’s head measured 23.5 inches. He was a size XL (big brain!). Here's how I measured it, back in 1964 - and how you can measure yours now.
  1. Don’t panic if you don’t have a tailor’s tape measure handy. You can also use a length of string or ribbon, and then measure it against a ruler.
  2. Place the string or tape around your head about 3mm above your ear, across the mid-forehead, completely circling your head. Hold the tape firmly, but not super-tightly.
  3. I’d like you to measure your head exactly where the cap will sit. If your measurement falls between sizes, choose the next size up.
Remember: If you have big hair, you’ll probably need the next size up!

SIZES

SIZE GUIDE

You will need to tell me your size at the time you order.

CHOOSE SMALL CHOOSE MEDIUM CHOOSE LARGE CHOOSE EXTRA-LARGE 

If you are in such a hurry to get hold of a cap that you don’t have time to measure your head, you could also check the size of another hat that fits: hat sizes are universal… in theory. Don’t see your size? Have a special request?

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