Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

An 80th Birthday Portrait by Rolf Harris

The Queen

© Rolf Harris Enterprises Ltd


"I wanted to capture The Queen herself and her warm personality, rather than do a formal portrait, full of pomp and splendour, and I think I've achieved that.

I had the canvas close to Her Majesty so that I painted what I saw in exactly the same scale as I saw it. Had I been further back, I would have instinctively painted a much smaller image of The Queen."

- Rolf Harris