A SWAROVSKI crystal embellished portrait of a young Queen Elizabeth is going on show at Solihull’s Castle Galleries.
Offering a modern twist on a classic royal portrait, ‘Our Young Queen’, painted in side-profile, is the work of royalist and famed British artist Louise Dear to mark the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.
Limited prints of the work, hand embellished with Swarovski Crystals, will go on display at the galleries in Mill Lane on Saturday June 2 until Sunday June 10. Only sixty prints have been made in the limited edition, priced at £995. Karen Blondel, manager at Castle Galleries Solihull, said: Our Young Queen shows an innocent, demure and youthful Queen Elizabeth before her sovereignty, set against the backdrop of her kingdom.
“Crafted with the simple ambition to create an exquisite, contemporary and figurative piece of art that is fit for a Queen, enthusiasts of Dear will immediately spot her trademark characteristic stamp on the unique portrait – a playful mix of colour and passion, which is packed full of romance.”