King’s Lynn artist hopes to donate Juggling Jim painting to Lynn Museum

Luke Taylor, from Taylormade Tattooz in King's Lynn, painted this picture of Juggling Jim before the

Luke Taylor, from Taylormade Tattooz in King's Lynn, painted this picture of Juggling Jim before the busker passed away last year. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Archant

A King's Lynn artist began drawing a portrait of Juggling Jim just a month before the street entertainer died.

The funeral of Anthony Bowen 'Juggling Jim' at The Minster in King's Lynn. Picture: Ian Burt

The funeral of Anthony Bowen 'Juggling Jim' at The Minster in King's Lynn. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Ian Burt

Luke Taylor, from Taylormade Tattooz in Tower Street, was shocked to hear of Juggling Jim's untimely death and was able to finish the painting within two days.

'He has been in our town for many years, he was a character so I thought it would be a nice thing to do, to paint him.' Mr Taylor said.

Luke Taylor, from Taylormade Tattooz in King's Lynn, painted this picture of Juggling Jim before the

Luke Taylor, from Taylormade Tattooz in King's Lynn, painted this picture of Juggling Jim before the busker passed away last year. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Archant

After posting a picture of the painting on social media, Mr Taylor said he was overwhelmed by the response from the public.

'I was amazed by how many people liked it, I have had about 30 people ask for prints.'

Mr Taylor was approached by Coggles Funeral Directors to display the painting at Juggling Jim's funeral on February 15, 2017. It also appeared on the funeral service sheet.

Mr Taylor hopes to donate the painting to Lynn Museum.


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