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The Art Of Illumination With Gold Leaf
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The artist who painted the invitation for King Charles III ’s coronation has revealed that he was sworn to secrecy as he made the design. Andrew Jamieson, 61, didn’t even tell his mother or children that he had been chosen to create the artwork for the reported 2,000 guests who will arrive at Westminster Abbey on 6 May. His design, which was revealed to the public on Tuesday night (4 April), was painted in watercolour and gouache and recalls the coronation emblem, accompanied by illustrations of wildflowers. The artwork will be printed on recycled card with gold foil detailing . The invitation has the text in the centre, surrounded by a colourful meadow featuring lily of the valley, cornflowers, wild strawberries, roses, bluebells and a spring of rosemary to represent remembrance. The artist, from Bermondsey, south London, was put forward by the Art Workers’ Guild, which asked eight of […]

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