Royal Navy sailor who used artwork to recover from PTSD selling poppy paintings for charity
A Royal Navy sailor who used artwork as therapy after being diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is using his newfound talent to raise money for the Royal British Legion.
Petty Officer Scott Falkiner has painted 200 limited edition poppy pieces to sell in the buildup to Remembrance Day on Thursday.
He developed PTSD after his wife and child almost died during childbirth in 2019.
The sailor would later discover his talent for painting, which he said helped save his life, after receiving help at a recovery centre.
PO Falkiner, from Cornwall, joined the Royal Navy in 2011 and works as a drill instructor at HMS Raleigh.
He is selling the limited edition pieces online through his Facebook and Instagram pages.