Happy Birthday, Ma’am!

I was recently commissioned to illustrate the front cover of The Richmond Magazine. How exciting! Even more amazing, it was to be the celebratory issue for the Queens 90th birthday. I was thrilled to bits, and I had an interesting time researching Queen Elizabeth II, and learnt a lot about her while considering my illustration. I had one word in my head while I worked – respect. What an amazing lady she is. I wanted to capture her sense of responsibility, her poise, her determination and her beauty.

Here’s the finished cover:

illustration of Queen Elizabeth on cover of richmond magazine

My illustration on the cover. Incredibly exciting!

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… and across all the titles. Wow!

I’ve been inundated with kind messages and encouragement since the magazines came out. It’s been astonishing, and the response to my painting has been a little overwhelming. Many people asked about prints, and so I have started producing some. If you would like one to commemorate this grand birthday year, you can find them in my shop here:

https://folksy.com/shops/TrudiMurray/collections/244585

…and they are also now being sold by my lovely friends at The Wise House, a fabulous, small independent shop, with an ethical stance. The Wise House is definitely one to watch – they have such beautiful things.

Happy Birthday, Ma’am!

 

 

 

 

 

 

One Comment on “Happy Birthday, Ma’am!

  1. Stunning. You are AMAZING!! WELL DONE! Roger On 1 May 2016 15:42, “Trudi Murray Art and Illustration” wrote:

    > trudi posted: “I was recently commissioned to illustrate the front cover > of The Richmond Magazine. How exciting! Even more amazing, it was to be the > celebratory issue for the Queens 90th birthday. I was thrilled to bits, and > I had an interesting time researching Queen E” >

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