Updated: Apr 13, 2022
I like to challenge myself and this was a challenge and a half. I can't quite believe I painted it, but pixel by pixel I got there.
This painting of the Queen may have taken more than 20 hours but it was worth every second. I painted it thinking about her faithfulness in her service to the country and the commonwealth, about all she has given and all she has given up, about the gentle yet powerful way she talks about her faith and the importance of prayer.
Friends encouraged me to send the painting to Her Majesty the Queen and when I heard that she caught Covid I decided I would send it with a letter thank her for her faithfulness and the way she speaks about her life of prayer. Three weeks later a very official looking letter arrived and yes, you guessed it, it was a letter of thanks from The Queen.