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POPPY PAINTING: Bushey resident’s special tribute to fallen heroes

 Published on: 9th November 2020   |   By: Geraint Roberts   |   Category: Uncategorized

A Bushey resident has decided to remember war heroes in a different way, as a result of the second coronavirus lockdown, by painting a picture of a single poppy and displaying it on her window.

Gillian Potter, who has been a painter for 15 years, decided to paint the poppy because she noticed that their wouldn’t be as many poppy sellers this year and wanted to brighten up people’s days by putting the picture on display.

She said: “I have been a painter for 15 years after retiring as a florist because I wanted to paint flowers. I come from a creative family as my father was a cabinet maker and he was my biggest influence.

“This picture of the poppy is my tribute to all those lost and who fought and survived including my father. I can’t imagine how that generation would have thought of 2020, we don’t know what we’re born with compared with that generation!”

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