ARTWORK BY NAOMI HANDS-SMITH
NEWS AND MEDIA / SEPTEMBER 2022
Illustrations from River Swan of Avon's Royal Collection feature in a new book titled Queen, A Collection of Poems.
Six illustrations of the late Queen Elizabeth II appear alongside the poems written by Joanne Boyle.
Joanne's poem titled Queen went viral following Her Majesty's death on 9 September. It imagined her being reunited with her late husband, Prince Phillip.
Joanne decided to publish it as part of a collection of her work to celebrate the life of the longest serving monarch. And having seen River's founder and chief creator Naomi Hands-Smith's illustrations of the Queen, decided to use them to illustrate the book.
See River Swan of Avon's Royal Collection here.