OFFICIAL Barnsley FC artist Ben Mosley has produced ‘probably his best-ever’ work to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.
The artist and season ticket holder, born in Hertfordshire after his Cudworth-born dad uprooted to move there, has become known in the sporting world for his expressionist pieces - receiving a call-up for last summer’s Tokyo Olympics as one of Team GB’s artist.
But he came out of his comfort zone for the piece based on an official portrait from Queen Elizabeth’s coronation in 1953, which was commissioned by Hello magazine.
The 40-year-old said: “The editor-in-chief, Rosie Nixon, came to a live painting I was doing and liked my style.
“They thought it would be good to celebrate the Jubilee so commissioned the piece, sent me some images and I went back to them with the painting.
“They liked it, thankfully.”
Ben, who produced a 60-metre wall mural at Oakwell, is hoping to present the painting - for which he used acrylic paint, 24-carat gold leaf, copper and palladium, to feature significant moments of the Queen’s reign in the design of a stained glass window - to the monarch herself.
“If that doesn’t happen, we’ll look at auctioning it off to raise funds for the Queen’s charities.
“But I want to present it to her - I’m sure she’ll be too busy for me, though.”