An heraldic artist at the College of Arms has been honored with an MBE on the Queen's Birthday Honors List. Dennis Field has been an artist at the College of Arms since 1965, where he filled an opening at the ripe old age of 15.
You can read the full story here: http://www.readingchronicle.co.uk/news/roundup/articles/2009/06/18/39296-dennis-heralds-queens-honour/
I really admire heraldic artists and the work they do. A lot of that admiration has to do, I think, with the fact that the extent of my artistic talent seems to be the ability to photocopy and scan, and then manipulate said copies and scans into something vaguely resembling heraldry.
In any case, congratulations are in order to Dennis. Well done!
2 years ago