‘Land of Hope & Glory’ is a painting to commemorate the Historic Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II (3rd June 2012 - the view is from Westminster Bridge looking towards Lambeth Bridge).
The inspiration for this painting not only came from a photographic source, but from the British Spirit - the thousands of people who made it such a spectacular event. Hundreds of rowers from all over the world took part in rowing nine miles along the river Thames. The flat grey reflection of the water from the cloud overhead provided a perfect background to the boats, decked out in heraldic flags with crews sporting colourful traditional costumes.
Acrylic on stretched canvas 70x100cm (27 1/2" x 39 /14") Signed (unframed)