Gilded Lily


“Non, je ne regrette rein.” - Edith Piaf

Curatorial Note

This work was created for Pete's 2022 Don't Adjust Your Mindset exhibition. The way in which the artist has painted older people in this show was a departure for him. A figure Pete regularly revisits is the archetypal grandmother, “the matriarch of the house”. He has also described her as symbolising empathy, offering a “great warmth” that is intended to provide comfort and evoke loving memories.

Gilded Lily playfully subverts this familiar character by imagining how older people might look in the future, based on today’s styles and forms of expression. Here a millennial or someone from the Generation Z era, gazes directly at the viewer, holding up their arm to proudly display their body art, their ears stretched by the plugs they once wore. The matriarchs Pete regularly paints are the ones he remembers growing up; the woman in this painting allows us a glimpse into the future.

Product Options:

This image is available as an art print, produced on high-quality paper and available unframed or framed. This image is also available on canvas. 

Unframed art print*
Small print: 40cm x 40cm
Large print: 60cm x 60cm

*Dimensions include a white border that surrounds the image and measures approximately 5cm.

Please note that unframed prints take 1-3 working days to be printed and an extra 1-2 working days for delivery. Unframed prints are available the same day from the McKee gallery for collection only.

Framed art print
Mounted and framed in a bespoke, glass, black angled frame. Made by the gallery's local framer.

Small framed print: 43cm x 43cm (approx)
Large framed print: 63cm x 63cm (approx)

Please note that framed prints take 7-10 working days to be made up and an extra 2-3 working days for delivery.

Our canvases are hand-stretched onto chunky pine frames with hand-folded corners. Our McKee images are printed onto the canvases with high-definition printers to produce sharp, high quality images.

Canvas: 31cm x 31cm

Please note our canvases can take up to 7 working days to be delivered or to be collected in store.  


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