Renowned portrait artist Nicky Philipps, whose ancestral home is Picton Castle, has recently completed a full-length portrait of The Queen commissioned by the Royal Mail, part of which is being used for a special stamp issue to mark the 60th anniversary of The Queen’s coronation. Her father, Jeremy Philipps, ran Picton Castle as a charitable trust before his death in 2006.
The Royal Mail is gifting the portrait to the Royal Collection.
The painting is the result of three sittings with The Queen for the artist, Nicky Philipps, which took place in the Chinese Drawing Room at Buckingham Palace in the late autumn of 2012. In the painting, the Queen is dressed in the Order of the Garter robes.
Nicky also painted a double portrait of Princes William and Harry in 2009, which is displayed in the National Portrait Gallery. She was selected for the Royal Mail commission after research and consultation with the National Portrait Gallery.
Welcome to the Picton Castle Art Group
Pembrokeshire is well known for its artists and so too is Fairy Tale Picton Castle which housed the Graham Sutherland Collection in their gallery until 1995 and now houses regular exhibitions by local artists.
To commemorate the significance of Nicky’s achievements she in conjunction with Picton Castle Trust are soon to launch the Picton Castle Art Group which aims to attract all levels of artists but particularly Pembrokeshire artists to come and paint at the Castle and it’s beautiful gardens.
Membership will be open to adults of all ages and abilities and anyone who has an interest in art is welcome to join.
If you would like information on how to become part of this new art group based at Picton Castle, please provide your contact details using the button below.
To express your interest in either becoming a member or to teach or lecture at Picton Art Group please email David Senn at email@example.com or call him on 01239 891670.