Lord Glentoran commissions Belfast artist to celebrate Platinum Jubilee

Images of the Queen on television from the artist childhood are the inspiration for the new commission from Yates for Lord Glentoran

The memories were awakened after viewing the recent Jubilee celebrations.

This Jubilee portrait of Queen Elizabeth II was inspired by the artist’s childhood memories of watching late night BBC television close downs in which the Queen appeared on horseback in grainy black and white, trooping the colour while the national anthem was played.

After the television set was switched off, Yates would kneel before the screen and watch intensely as the small white dot in the centre of the blackness would shrink back into Big Bang eternity, the moment of its final disappearance something he could never quite catch.

Lord Glentoran Quote:

Having been a long time supporter of Paul yates work it was only natural that Lady Glentoran and I would commission him to produce a work to mark her majesty Queen

Elizabeth II’s Jubilee. We wanted something original and imaginative and indeed the painting produced exceeds our expectations in both aspects.

Paul Yates quote:

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II is the spirit guardian of Britain and all its finest hours, inspiring and giving hope to people of all creeds and races throughout the world.’

While Lord Glentoran’s personal collection houses the original, the work is also available as a very special limited edition print.

The first seventy prints will be signed, numbered and embossed with the artist’s monogram to mark the seventy-year reign of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

They are priced at £120 and available at www.paulyatesart.com

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