Art inspired by Bedford's Colonel Tom Moore is up for auction to support the NHS

An artist has created a piece of art of Colonel Tom Moore to raise money for the NHS.

Thursday, 7th May 2020, 6:45 pm
Updated Monday, 11th May 2020, 4:41 pm

Sarah Robinson created two pieces to help the 100-year-old raise even more money for the NHS - the veteran, from Marston Moretaine, has now raised over £32million for NHS Charities Together.

The artist, from Lancashire, will be auctioning the pieces of art, one is of Colonel Tom Moore.

She said: "With all the Coronavirus madness going on right now, I wanted to create something to help Captain Tom Moore in his mission to raise even more money for the NHS, as well as keeping the arts industry in motion.

An artist has created a piece of art of Colonel Tom Moore to raise money for the NHS

"I have been truly inspired by Captain Tom Moore and his pure determination and willingness to help the NHS who are doing such an incredible job.

"I have a sister who is working on the front line in ITU and a mum who is busy dealing with NHS patients in the community.

"I am seeing first hand the hard work staff are putting in and wanted to do my bit to help them and support Captain Tom in his fundraising.

I have drawn two pieces of artwork, one contemporary drawing to reflect the time we are in (referenced from a photo of French couple Alice Barbier and JS Roques) named ‘Quarankiss’ and one of Colonel Tom Moore himself.

"I wanted to charity auction both original pieces mounted, with the proceeds going to Captain Tom’s Just Giving page."

The auction is live until Saturday, May 30.

For more about Sarah's art visit her Instagram page: @sarahrobinson.art or her website.