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Queen’s portrait painter to give talk at Bermuda National Gallery

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Royal company: Henry Ward, left, and wife Tracy have an audience with the Queen after unveiling his portrait of her. Also pictured are Maria Shammas, vice-president of the British Red Cross, and David Bernstein, the chairman of the British Red Cross (Photograph by Dominic Lipinski/PA)

Painter Henry Ward will deliver a talk on his approach to portraiture, including his experience painting the late Queen.

Mr Ward, will also speak about his recent From Darkness to Light exhibition at the Bermuda National Gallery, where this talk will take place, on November 8.

A statement from the gallery said: “Mr Ward is one of the few painters for whom the late sovereign sat.

“His method and philosophy of painting are based on the techniques developed over the centuries by the Old Masters, and in his studio-based practice, he employs traditional materials in his selection of oil paint and Belgian linen; however, stylistically, he seeks to blend the old with the new.”

Work of art: the Queen's portrait by Henry Ward (Photograph by Michael Cullen)

From Darkness to Light: Portraits by Henry Ward also ends on Tuesday, November 8. The talk will be at the BNG at 6pm on that day. A reception will precede it, starting at 5.30pm.

Tickets are $10 for BNG members, $20 for non-members. Register at https://bng.bm/bng-talks/