Chesterfield artist pays tribute to Captain Sir Tom Moore with wonderful picture in bar window
The Chesterfield artist who drew a tribute to Captain Sir Tom Moore in the window of a town bar has hailed the ‘wonderful’ pandemic hero – and thanked everyone for their kind words about her poignant picture.
People have been walking past Junction on Chatsworth Road and stopping to admire Kim Arthur’s lovely image of Capt Sir Tom, who sadly died with coronavirus aged 100 last month.
It took Kim, of Brampton, a couple of hours to draw the tribute on the day before Capt Sir Tom was laid to rest on February 27.
The Army veteran raised almost £33million for NHS charities by walking laps of his garden last year, and Kim’s picture shows the legendary fundraiser with his zimmer frame and giving a thumbs up.
It features his inspiring quote ‘tomorrow will be a good day’.
Kim, 36, is a part-time supervisor at Junction and also a talented artist who has produced work for a number of businesses in Chesterfield – you can follow her on Instagram by searching for @boardwritingbykim.
She said: “Capt Sir Tom was a wonderful man and I wanted to do something to pay tribute to him.
“I’ve been getting some lovely comments about it so thank you to everyone.
“Some people have told me they saw it and had a lump in their throats.”
Michael Walker, owner of Junction, said: “Kim offered to do some art work on our windows as she quite often does.
“She suggested doing Capt Sir Tom which I thought was a great tribute to him.
“We are very lucky to have someone so talented working with us.”
Commenting on Kim’s picture on our Facebook page, Andrew Mckinley said: “That is amazing and a fantastic tribute to a legend.”
Tessa Barley said: “I pass this every morning, walking to work. It really is amazing.”
John Bushell said: “That’s a real artist at work. First class lass.”
Capt Sir Tom helped to lift the nation’s spirits during the pandemic and inspired many people across Derbyshire to take on their own fundraising challenges.
Many paid tribute to him, describing him as a ‘beacon of light during the horrors of the pandemic’.