H.R.H. Prince Charles is the Royal Male that Pete confesses to having some sympathy for and shares many of his views. The characterful features were easy to represent in stamps in a graphic style. Home and family in England, Scottish house and Prince of Wales - all comes together in the Union flag overlapping his face. This also serves to divide what is a large portrait into sections. Pete decided to make this portrait fairly informal, not dressed in a suit but wearing a green shirt to represent his ecological and strong environmental views. Two women were instrumental in shaping his life - the Queen Mother and Lady Diana - both deceased and purposely placed behind him. He therefore looks outwards, with a frown yet not allowing his gaze to dwell on the crown. With a wry smile he looks towards the future he knows will be fraught with further trials and tribulations, unanswered questions but the promise of hope.
213cm x 365cm ( 84" x 144") on paper. Created from18,000 used postage stamps.