Rufus – Julia PANKHURST. Mounted print size 60 x 50
In 2017 Julia was commissioned by BAE Maritime Services to paint the official handover painting of HMS Queen Elizabeth in celebration of her being commissioned into Her Majesty’s Royal Navy. The original painting was presented to the ship’s Captain and is now displayed on board in the ‘Flag dining room’ – where Royalty and dignitaries will be entertained for the duration of the ships service. Living by the sea has given Julia a real love and appreciation for nature and the outdoors and this is no more evident than in her collection of characterful animal portraits and seascapes. Her ability to capture the energy of the sea is getting her quite a following both in the UK and further afield. Whether it be a mischievous highland cow, or the energy and the ever-changing mood of the sea, she always interprets it in her very own realistic, big, bold and vivid style, which captivates the viewer.