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TV appearance to honour The Queen

I was on TV yesterday evening!

Devon Artist Network asked if any Devon artists had created new work in response to the sad passing of Her Majesty the Late Queen Elizabeth II.

As I have had a lifelong love of horses I had chosen to paint The Queen with two of her fell ponies, and was delighted to be asked for an interview by the BBC!

The part of the Queen's personality that resonated with me the most was her love for her animals and being out in nature. These are strong personality traits in myself - I feel most relaxed and at ease with my pets and outdoors, and turn to these things when I need to recharge my batteries.

I chose to portray The Queen as an older lady as this is how I have always known her. I also liked her best dressed down. I feel this was closer to her true self than all the jewels and finery. I liked the wholesome Queen!

I am in process of getting prints organised - simply click on the painting above if you would like to order your own portrait of the Queen with two of her beloved horses. To give back and help horses in Devon I will be donating 10 per cent of profits to the Devon Horse and Pony Sanctuary in Newton Abbot.

It's a tribute with a personal connection for me and I hope you like it! The original artwork was created with graphite, acrylic ink, pen and English Breakfast Tea.

Amy Jobes Art on BBC One - Spotlight

I wasn't the only artist creating new artwork in response to the news. My Rising Tide Collective sister Clare Willcocks also shared her lovely portrait of the Queen, and Ivea Slade talked about the inspiration behind her incredible beach art.

The footage is linked above for those of you who missed it. I was very much out of my comfort zone taking part in this, but so pleased for the opportunity!

If you'd like to see the original painting in person I am still running my Open Studios event - opening times and directions are on the Devon Open Studios website.

And don't worry if you can't make it this time - my studio is open all year round by appointment, email

With love

P.s. Open edition prints of 'Elizabeth's Horses' are available from my online shop , with 10 per cent of profits donated to the Devon Horse and Pony Sanctuary

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