Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
"The portrait of the Queen by Nick Cuthell, commissioned by the New Zealand Portrait Gallery, is a competent piece. It is also a deliberately modern painting. This is no swagger portrait of a monarch resplendent in robes and sovereign over an Empire. It is a quiet portrayal of a dignified lady....This is a portrait for our times and New Zealand's independent status. It is a solid work, admiring without being obsequious."
- TJ McNamara, The New Zealand Herald, 12/4/2014