08/09/2011 07:24 BST | Updated 08/11/2011 05:12 GMT

David Hockney: 'I Turned Down Request To Paint Queen'

Artist David Hockney has revealed he turned down a request to paint the Queen because he was "very busy".

The 74-year-old told BBC Radio 4's Front Row programme she would make a "terrific subject" but he prefers to paint people he knows.