Limited Edition Platinum Jubilee Print
Lord and Lady Glentoran Commission Paul Yates to produce a work to mark Her Majesty the Queen’s Jubilee. We wanted something original and imaginative and indeed the painting he produced exceeds our expectations in both aspects.
This Jubilee portrait of Queen Elizabeth II was inspired by the artist’s childhood memories of watching late night BBC television close downs in which the Queen appeared on horseback in grainy black and white, trooping the colour while the national anthem was played. After the television set was switched off, Yates would kneel before the screen and watch intensely as the small white dot in the centre of the blackness would shrink back into Big Bang eternity, the moment of its final disappearance something he could never quite catch.