Artist pays respects to The Queen with incredible 70 square foot mural drawn on sand of a Cornish beach

An artist paid his respects to the Queen in a less traditional way - with an incredible 70 square foot mural drawn on the sand of a Cornish beach.

Father-of-two Harry Maddox, 63, creates all kinds of land art - and his latest project was in memory of Queen Elizabeth II.

Harry, who lives in Bodmin, Cornwall, visited Tregirls Beach in Padstow on September 15 to create a 70ft x 70ft drawing on the sand.

Taking four-and-a-half hours, it read '1926-2022 Elizabeth. Thank you Ma'am.'

The stunning design is one of Harry's many natural artworks - along with other rock balancing pieces and murals.

Harry, a sign maker by trade, said: "This particular one was one I always wanted to do.

"I actually wanted to do it for the Jubilee back in March, but at the time, the sand was too dry.

"This time, it needed to be done. It's a personal tribute."

Harry explained that the work would only have remained visible for a few hours until the tide came in.

But he said the non-permanence of his work is part of why he does it - it makes it an experience.

Harry added: "I have always been a fan of the Royal family. The whole Monarchy, not just the Queen.

"I think King Charles will make a great King.

"There's a lot of anti-Royal sentiment around, but I'm very much a fan of the Monarchy."