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Nature and Wildlife Artist, Peter Sherburne, Presents a Painting to The Queen

Peter Sherburne
Posted on 10 Jun 2012

Artist Peter Sherburne from Accrington, recently presented one of his paintings to the Queen and says he was delighted by the Queen’s reaction.

Peter Sherburne, a nature and wildlife artist, was asked to create a special portrait featuring a ‘working dog’ and local scenery especially for Her Majesty’s visit to the town.

The painting featured a breed of gun dog owned by the Queen, an English Springer Spaniel, in the foreground of an Oswaldtwistle moorland scene (see below).

The Painting

Peter, aged 63, has worked as a commercial and professional artist since leaving school.

He said: “She told me it was lovely twice and made a real effort to study it. Of course the first comment was expected but when she repeated how much she liked it, I was really pleased. The Queen was so pleasant and made us feel at ease. She even made a point of shaking my wife Val’s hand, even though she wasn’t on the list of people to meet the Queen. It made all the late nights and long hours I spent working on the painting worthwhile.”

Peter making his presentation to the Queen
(Photo courtesy of Hyndburn Borough Council)

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2 comments so far...


Julian Beavan

11 Jul 2012 18:35

Wonderful picture and well done Peter to be so honoured and presented to the Queen. We are proud you used our original ChromaColour Acrylics. Many congratulations. Julian Beavan ChromaColour International


Mark Gardner

16 Jan 2013 20:56

Absolutely perfect painting as usual Peter. Well done you are quite rightly proud of your achievement and skill. Mark Ann and the clan up here.

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