HRH Prince of Wales has painted landscape watercolours since the 1980s.
His Royal Highness developed his passion for painting whilst receiving tuition from artists Edward Seago, John Ward, Bryan Organ and Derek Hill. His landscape paintings take inspiration from nature, as he states “It’s usually the light that catches my attention. You can look at the same view over and over again and then suddenly one moment, there’s the most magical light.” His paintings and lithographs have covered subjects such as the royal homes in Balmoral, Sandringham, Highgrove and Windsor Castle together with landscapes of the Prince’s favourite places, including Yorkshire, Greece, Klosters, Arabia and Scotland.
In April 2013, HRH Prince of Wales chose 130 of his watercolour paintings to go on display in the largest ever Royal online art exhibition. Titled Life in Pictures this art collection captured the British and Scottish countryside through the eyes of His Royal Highness.
The paintings of HRH Prince of Wales are only ever for sale at rare charity or celebrity auctions, meaning that his prints and lithographs market at a very high value. All proceeds raised from sales of His Royal Highness’s limited edition prints and lithographs go directly to the Prince of Wales Charitable Foundation. So far HRH Prince of Wales has raised over £2million for charities; his painting Terrace At Highgrove raising a record £32,500.