Daventry pub unveils poppy mural

From left, landlady Bev Martin and artist Sue Green.
From left, landlady Bev Martin and artist Sue Green.

A pub in Daventry has brightened up its bar area with a mural of flowers by a local artist.

The large artwork was finished this week at the Pike and Eel, on the Grange estate.

Landlady Bev Martin said: “I love the colour red, and when I took down the Halloween decorations a customer said it looked really bare.

“I asked Sue Green to paint the flowers.

“We got it finished in time for Remembrance Day which was good. There is a small Remembrance message included, but the poppies go well with the rest of the bar. I think they look brilliant

“The reaction from customers has been great. We’ve even had people coming in asking to see the art wall.”

The colours of the mural – red and green – pick up on the existing decor of the main bar.

Sue, who is a teacher who takes art commissions in her spare time, said: “There is a message about Remembrance in the painting, but it’s also a design that will work all year round.

“I’m very happy with how it turned out – we’ve had good feedback from people about it already.

“It’s not a design that I copied from anywhere. I used different photos of poppies to put it together and painted that.”