08 September 2023
A year ago I was just leaving Athelhampton House, having been there preparing for my then-upcoming exhibition, when the news came through that the Queen had died.
With my two earlier Tudor monarch portrait commissions (Henry VIII and Elizabeth I) already at the House, it seemed fitting I try to paint the newly-late Queen in time to join them for my show there last autumn.
Since then 'she' has appeared at 'Art@Eype' and now sits smiling on an easel in the corner of my studio.
The original 18x24in oil-on-canvas painting remains available for purchase.