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Meet The Queen - Our new portrait

St. Ermin's newest guest has just taken up residency. We felt we couldn't let our favourite neighbour's remarkable 70-year reign go unrecognised, so we commissioned this new portrait of Her Majesty by Anika Manuel.

Anika is a portrait and figurative painter from Cornwall. Her passion is for the flat, found image and its subsequent translation into painting. Having had an interest in drawing faces from an early age, she has continued to capture realistic depictions of the human figure; most recently her focus has shifted towards the stylised and the celebrity.

We understand that the Queen is a fan of afternoon tea, so we felt it was only proper that we hung her portrait just outside our Tea Lounge; so you if you felt so inspired, you could tell your friends you've taken tea with Her Majesty.