4 Jul 2012

[Animalbum] Princess Marie of Edinburgh

Drawing portraits of royalty makes an artist feel like an angel. One that’s having tea with God. Etiquette is of utmost importance: carefully weigh your smiles, your words, your brush strokes. Missy was only a princess at the time. Beautifully young and unawarely Serene she bowed the first time we met – a short, acknowledging kind of bow. “You are the artist,” she said. “Then make me your art,” a playful smile stretching across her face. It was the smile of a princess, but she had the eyes of a Queen. One I could have drawn till the end of time.  

Writer: L Haiman