Nicky Philipps, Portrait Painter, Represented by Fine Art Commissions, St. James's, London

nicky philipps hm queen elizabeth ii 90th birthday portrait

HM Queen Elizabeth II © Nicky Philipps and The Royal Company of Archers

Nicky’s portrait of HM Queen Elizabeth II has been unveiled in The Archers’ Hall, Edinburgh. The painting was commissioned by The Royal Company of Archers to mark HM The Queen’s 90th birthday.

"It was an enormous privilege to paint this portrait for The Royal Company and I very much hope the Archers feel it is a worthy representation of our Monarch."

Nicky Philipps



nicky philipps hm queen elizabeth ii portrait

HM Queen Elizabeth II, oil on canvas, 2013 © Nicky Phillipps

This unique portrait of HM The Queen was completed in 2013 from original sketches worked on in Buckingham Palace. It was originally intended for the portrait commissioned by the Royal Mail, shown below, which is now on display in the Throne Room at Buckingham Palace. The proceeds from the sale of this picture will be used to establish a figurative art school espousing traditional drawing techniques at Picton Castle in Pembrokeshire, once home to the Graham Sutherland Gallery.



nicky philipps hm queen elizabeth ii portrait

HM Queen Elizabeth II with Willow, Vulcan, Candy and Holly,
oil on canvas, 2013 © Nicky Phillipps

"There is a dignity to the full-length portrait that Philipps has produced, and it shows her enjoyment in her portrayal of the robes, "and her desire to make things sparkle"."

Karen Wright, Art Critic, The Independent

Commissioned by the Royal Mail Group, Nicky’s full-length portrait of HM The Queen that now hangs in Buckingham Palace was first intended to be a head and shoulders depiction of her Majesty for the first-class stamp series celebrating the 60th anniversary of the Queen’s coronation. Nicky later chose to depict the Queen in her robes, with the Order of the Garter and also worked her Majesty’s four corgis into the composition.