This painting was part of an invitation exhibition at the Nicholas Treadwell Gallery –known as the notorious Treadwell Gallery, on the theme of having an alternative view of the Queen.
“I painted this when I was 23, two years out of art college. A painting about a cliched idea of England. I got a woman to sit on the chair and model the figure of the Queen. I painted her holding a scrapbook, as if she was looking at memories of her own life.”
This painting was reproduced internationally: it was in a Sunday Times colour supplement, the Sunday Times rich list and featured on TV.