Nature and Wildlife Artist, Peter Sherburne, Presents a Painting to The QueenPeter 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).
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)