Warlingham street artist commemorates life of Queen Elizabeth II

A street artist has painted a stunning mural of Queen Elizabeth II to commemorate her life.

The artwork, which covers a hoarding panel in Warlingham Green, appeared on Monday 12 September, four days after the Royal Family announced the death of the monarch, at the age of 96.

Chris Shea chose the image of doves to represent the Queen’s spirit living on after her passing. It took him approximately three and a half hours to complete the spray-painted picture, and he said the feedback from local people has been amazing:

“It’s been really nice, really humbling. We live in a lovely community, and it’s great to give something back.”

Chris is well-known locally for his ‘Rainbow Boy’ paintings, which he created during the pandemic, and which raised thousands of pounds for the NHS. Alongside his public art, he also takes commissions for bespoke pieces.

To see examples of Chris’s other artwork, find him on Instagram.

Memorial to Queen Elizabeth II in Warlingham

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