Cunard Makes Waves with Famed Artist In Residence

Luxury cruise line Cunard, in partnership with Clarendon Fine Art, is refining the art connoisseurs travel experience with the appointment of the UK’s foremost impressionist artist, Sherree Valentine Daines, as Artist in Residence.

As Artist in Residence, Valentine-Daines will sail with Cunard’s Three Queens (Queen Mary 2, Queen Elizabeth and Queen Victoria), making an inaugural appearance in the role onboard Queen Victoria in September.

Widely celebrated as the “Face of Modern British Impressionism,” Valentine-Daines was acclaimed as “Artist to the Stars” by the Daily Express; while her work has recently been celebrated in Hello! Magazine.

With a star-studded line-up of celebrity portraiture and sitters, Valentine-Daines has captured Joanna Lumley, Lord Sebastian Coe, Sir Michael Parkinson and Dame Vera Lynn as well as English Rugby Union star Jonny Wilkinson.

Most notably, Valentine-Daines’ was commissioned by the organizers of The Queen’s 90th Birthday celebrations to produce a painting as a birthday gift for Her Majesty; a rare privilege for even the most renowned of artists.

Lee Powell, vice-president, Brand and Product, Cunard, said, “It’s a great honour to launch this prestigious relationship with one of Britain’s leading impressionist artists, Sherree Valentine-Daines. As artist in residence, guests will have the opportunity to meet Sherree and witness her create new work live on board, adding a unique and fascinating new dimension to a Cunard voyage.”

Having exhibited in distinguished galleries including Tate Gallery, the Barbican and the Royal Society of British Painters, Valentine-Daines is excited to add global icons Queen Mary 2, Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth to her list.

Cunard’s Artist in Residence Program with Valentine Daines will feature live painting demonstrations, an unveiling of a bespoke original painting and exclusive cocktail functions within the Clarendon Fine Art Gallery. There will also be “an audience with Sherree Valentine Daines” and a book signing event.

Additionally, Cunard guests will enjoy first-hand access to the artist as she will host dinner tables along with the Captain and other VIP guests.

The program will be offered on board all three Queens, launching on Queen Victoria during its Sept. 3-6 voyage. It will later be offered aboard Queen Elizabeth from Oct. 1-4. Valentine-Daines will be on board Queen Mary 2 between June 7-14, 2020.