Category Archive: British Icons

H.M. The Queen of Green

The first thing that strikes you about this stunning portrait is the dominance of green in the composition, and it draws the eye towards the centre of the portrait: Her Majesty The Queen. She… Continue reading

Red Kites: You Can’t Keep a Good Raptor Down

Red Kite After a lazy start to the day, I was having breakfast in a rather noncommittal manner late one Saturday morning. Just as I thought that the most dramatic moment of the morning would… Continue reading

H.M. The Queen’s Visit to Ireland: How Style Set the Diplomatic Tone

The Queen has just returned from her historic state trip to the Republic of Ireland, with her grace, dignity and diplomacy catching headlines. With so many public events scheduled, we all had high… Continue reading