H.M. Queen's Patron's Lunch Celebrations - The Mall London 2016

On June 12 2016, Mike was honoured to be asked to create a painting celebrating the Queen's patronage of over 600 societies. 10,000 people attended a giant street party, outside Buckingham Palace, with the Royal Family in attendance. Dispite severe rain for most of the morning, Mike attempted a 5' by 2' watercolour painting to capture the excitement of the event.

Mike painting at the Mall, capturing the spirit of the royal street party.

Mike's painting spans from Buckingham Palace to Admiralty Arch, capturing a panaramic view of the day

Mike with Peter Phillips, the Queen's grandson, who organised the event.

A detail of HRH the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh. the whole painting measures 5' by 2'

The final painting will be on display  at the ‘London – A Sense of Place’ themed Royal Watercolour Society Autumn Exhibition at Bankside Gallery , London 7th October  - 5th November 2016