Artist’s tribute to Jubilee year

Local artist unveils his tribute to HM Queen's jubilee (10 May 2012)'Tadcaster artist and novelist Clive Perry has unveiled his latest project in Tadcaster.
Local artist unveils his tribute to HM Queen's jubilee (10 May 2012)'Tadcaster artist and novelist Clive Perry has unveiled his latest project in Tadcaster.

Tadcaster artist and novelist Clive Perry has unveiled his tribute to the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.

His picture is a pastiche of events and developments that have, or will happen in the case of the Olympics, during the reign of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

Clive explained: “So much has happened during the Queen’s reign, it was extremely difficult to choose what to include in the picture.

“But I think I have managed to strike the right balance.”

The picture shows scenes including Treetops Hotel in Kenya where the then Princess Elizabeth heard of the death of her father King George VI.

Everest, the Falklands war, Afghanistan, 1966 World Cup, and, of course, the corgis all feature too.

Clive, who was head of art at Tadcaster Grammar School from 1954 to 1990 has spent much of his time painting and writing since he retired.

He has previously produced two pictures of Tadcaster - the first and second millennium, depicting scenes and events from the town’s historical past.

His latest work to mark the Diamond Jubilee is to be released as a limited edition print of 100.

It will also be accompanied by a complete guide to the images.

They will be available from Gallery 42 in St Joseph’s Street, Tadcaster, phone 01937 530465.