A POPULAR dentist who tragically died of cancer last year has been immortalised in a painting.
Thomas Faber, who worked at Acorn Dental in Barnt Green, died suddenly just months after his 60th birthday and also his wedding day.
He was loved by all of his patients, many of whom attended Thomas’ funeral because they were so touched by his warm and bubbly personality.
One of the cosmetic specialist’s patients recently commissioned a painting of Thomas which is now hanging proudly in the reception of the Hewell Road surgery.
It was painted by artist Graham Leonard King who is known for landscape drawings.
Thomas, originally from Germany, had been at the surgery for more than 12 years.
Acorn Dental manager Jayne said: “He had a massive following because of his kindness and wonderful sense of humour.
“A lot of people who come here are more like friends to us than patients because we see them so often and we build up a rapport.
“We get a lot of comments about the painting because it’s the first thing people see when they walk in to our surgery.”
Jayne added that the painting is comfort for visitors who feel that Thomas is ‘watching over them’.
“He will be missed very much by all of us here at Acorn.”