A sand artist has revealed her own unique tribute to the Queen after creating a giant portrait depicting her majesty’s postage stamp on a beach.
Claire Eason, 57, spent four hours painstakingly etching the amazing 65-foot image using a garden rake on Bamburgh beach in Northumberland.
“As I was filming with the drone the tide came in and I captured it just touching the image and I thought this looks like a goodbye,” said the retired family doctor from Sunderland.
“It’s been really touching to see people’s response, they have said it is a fitting farewell.”
Claire started a company called Soul 2 Sand to create the beach art for special occasions.
She said she chose the image of a first class stamp because it is one of the most recognizable of Queen Elizabeth.
“I was very saddened when I heard The Queen had died, she has been a part of everyone’s life for so long.
“She has given us all that sense of constant and when that comes to an end it’s hard.”