While the marriage of Prince Harry, a member of the British monarchy, and Megan Markle, an American and person of mixed ethnicity, happened this year, a media storm has been revolving around the couple, notifying to the world their every move. People from near and far are constantly getting updated with anything and everything about this beautiful couple leading an enticing fairytale life as it is portrayed on television. But one thing struck true to me despite this hullabulla and this age of fake news and alternative facts, that Meghan Markle is an indisputable beauty no portraitist should ignore capturing.
And so I finally got inspired to start with her to do my series of British Royal Portraiture, that I have been planning to do for over a decade.
Having thoroughly enjoyed making numerous paintings in Rembrandt’s style of biblical themes to churches, landscapes and animal studies I am constantly encouraged to stitch current affairs themes with a mythological theme and style.
And so I am glad to release this new Royal’s portrait. The painting is made digitally because of the quick turnaround compared to my making it with oil on canvas, and to cater to clients who need quick editorial illustrations in the same style.