This artwork is an ode to the place where the artist lives and works. The sculpture of Queen Victoria is a striking addition to the Brighton seafront which stands out against the horizon.
Queen Victoria was known for being bad tempered; she disliked interacting with the general public and was not particularly enthusiastic about the country and its people. She wore black for an extensive portion of her life as she was in mourning for her late husband Albert.
An artist herself, she sketched many of her children but only the most favoured of her offspring. The addition of the seagull in this piece adds a touch of humour to this somber and serious monarch and gives another nod to Brightonian life.
Ode To Brighton
TITLE: Ode To Brighton
SIZE: 60cm x 90cm
MEDIUM: Oil paint on canvas