Brit artist who does 'tasteful nudes' paints Queen's latest portrait

An artist, who is known for his nude paintings, has painted the Queen's latest portrait

Darren Baker, 35, who is renowned for his "classical realism" style, and is a graduate of Bradford Art College, painted the portrait of the monarch.

It shows the Queen looking relaxed in a royal blue dress, pearl necklace and black court shoes. She also wears a brooch with a spray of five poppies.

The portrait was commissioned to mark the Royal British Legion's 90th year and the 85th birthday of the Queen, its patron.

"My aim was to capture the grace of our wonderful monarch while incorporating the essence of the Legion," the Daily Mail quoted Baker as saying.

It was unveiled at a service in Westminster Abbey, where Sir John Kiszely, national president of the Legion, described the work as "remarkably realistic".

Baker charges up to 90,000 pounds for a portrait and his previous subjects include Tony Blair, Prince Charles, Jonny Wilkinson and Lewis Hamilton.

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