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Andre's portrait

Andre Ferriera was never expecting to see his photo up in lights at Piccadilly Circus.

It all started when Andre’s wife submitted his photo as a surprise to artist Tom Croft for his Portraits for NHS heroes campaign. Tom was offering NHS workers the chance to be partnered up with artists across the country who would paint their image and gift the portrait to the NHS worker. Andre, a podiatrist from Chesterfield who was redeployed to Heanor Ward, one of our designated Covid-19 wards, was lucky enough to have his photo turned into an oil canvas portrait by artist Angela Bell. Last week Andre was amazed to receive this photo of his portrait up in lights at Piccadilly Circus. His portrait, along with 19 others, have been chosen to feature on the front cover of Artist Talk magazine which you can view here:

Andre’s portrait is proudly hanging up at home.