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Artistic boys pay tribute to music heroes

March 9th, 2021

Two creative 11-year-old pupils at Monmouth School Boys’ Prep have paid an eye-catching tribute to their music heroes.

Huw and Josh, both in Year 6, produced stunning portraits of Freddie Mercury and Ed Sheeran, respectively, as part of their Art classes.

Art teacher, Miss Rachel Forester-Bennett, was impressed with the boys’ music-inspired paintings in the style of Lucian Freud.

Music is certainly a positive theme running through the Art classes at Monmouth School Boys’ Prep.

Huw, a keen musician and pianist, is a big Queen fan and enjoyed a particularly magical moment when he visited Rockfield Studios with the school in 2019.

Queen are among the many legendary rock groups to have recorded albums at the iconic studios on the outskirts of Monmouth.

During his visit to Rockfield Studios, as part of the Year 4 science and music masterclass, Huw played the piano that Freddie Mercury used when Queen recorded the blockbuster Bohemian Rhapsody album. “It was incredible,” said an awestruck Huw, at the time.

“I am a huge fan of Freddie Mercury and Queen.

“Bohemian Rhapsody, which was recorded at Rockfield, is my favourite song.”

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