Today artist Joy Pitts unveils a very special art work, as the Queen celebrates her 90th Birthday . The works will be exhibited at No 6 Sackville Street, London, home to bespoke tailors Meyer & Mortimer. With their historic connections to military uniforms, this unspoilt tailors shop in Mayfair will provide the perfect site-specific venue for the portrait. The portrait is assembled using only dressmaker pins and the name tapes of WW1 fallen serviceman.

Work in progress Joy Pitts
Since 1790 military wear has played a key historic role in their outfitting business, including the British forces, commanders and Kings. Meyer & Mortimer have held a Royal Warrant from Queen Elizabeth II since 1955, and still tailor uniforms for the Military Knights of Windsor today.

Letter from Queen Joy Pitts

[A reply to Joy Pitts’ letter to Her Majesty]


Meyer and Mortimer are thrilled to exhibit this Royal portrait, which reflects Her Majesty’s sixty-three year reign, and long dedication to our Armed Forces.

Reconciliation-Joy Pitts Detail 2

The Queen’s portrait took 136 hours to create and used 125 grams of dressmaker pins.

Exhibition runs from Saturday 9th April until Wednesday 27th April 2016.

Further details can be found here

Meyer & Mortimer (6 Sackville St, London W1S 3DD)

Joy Pitts