Grimsby restaurateur serves up a painting fit for the Queen
A WORLD Record-breaking artist has come out smelling of roses once again after receiving a letter from the Queen.
Hai Shuet Yeung, who owns The Landings restaurant, in Cleethorpe Road, Grimsby, sent the monarch a watercolour for the Diamond Jubilee last year.
He has now received a card of thanks, which includes photographs of the Queen over the past 60 years.
The 76-year-old said: "This is not the first painting the Queen has accepted from me.
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"I also gave her one for her 70th and 80th birthdays.
"This time, though, I painted a 6ft by 4ft watercolour of 60 red roses.
"I chose 60 because it represents one for each year she has been on the throne.
"It took a couple of days to paint and I enjoyed doing it.
"I didn't just send a painting off. I asked if the Queen would accept it beforehand and thankfully she did.
"It was great to be able to do another painting for such a special occasion.
"I didn't tell anyone that I was doing a painting for the Queen and when I finished it I only showed my family.
"The Queen is part of the country and if I can do something to help develop culture I will."
The world famous artist holds the record for the longest painting in the world which is 201.5m long and 1.5m wide.
Mr Yeung is also looking forward to the Duchess of Cambridge visiting Grimsby on Tuesday, March 5.
He added: "Kate coming to the area is great. Painting is part of my life and I want to share that.
"I would happily donate one of my paintings to the Duchess of Cambridge on behalf of Grimsby.
"We should all be proud that she is coming here."