A Prince’s Foundation exhibition at London’s Garrison Chapel features 79 watercolors of Prince Charles – the largest exhibition of his work to date.
Prince Charles, eldest son and heir of Queen Elizabeth II, started painting in the 1970s and he said it transported him “to another dimension”.
His atmospheric paintings depict landscapes of places he visited throughout his travels, from the Scottish Highlands and Wales to Provence in southern France and Tanzania in East Africa.
A royal passion for art
The curator of the exhibition, Rosie Alderton, explains that the Prince “really likes to paint ‘en plein air’.
“He likes being outside in the environment, and he talks a lot about photography not quite having the same effect as painting because he likes to capture the essence of places,” he said. she adds.
However, posted in the text of the exhibition, the prince admitted that he was “appalled by the seriousness” of his early works.
The gallery is also exhibiting a tapestry based on one of the prince’s paintings, ‘Abandoned Cottage on the Isle of Stroma’, by Ben Hymers.
The free exhibition is presented in London until mid-February.
Watch the video above for a look inside the exhibit