Art donations for Exmouth's lifeboat volunteers
PUBLISHED: 06:30 08 November 2017
Art inspired by the work of Exmouth’s lifeboat crews has been presented to the charity’s volunteers.
Exmouth’s RNLI crew volunteers have been presented with an illustrated buoy depicting the stations’ lifeboats.
Margot Cornish, who has been involved with the charity for 40 years, has painted a buoy with a scene showing the Exmouth stations’ Shannon and d-class lifeboats.
Margot’s husband Keith is a former chairman of the charity’s Hatfield branch and Margot had cousins who were crew members at Newhaven RNLI.
She has painted similar buoys for Stuart Line Cruises and Sarah Ingram, in memory of her late husband and former Exmouth crew volunteer Geoff.
“I like to paint and give presents as a gift from my heart, to those who truly deserve it, said Margot.
“This is just another way of showing our gratitude to a fantastic cause.”
The buoy will be displayed at the lifeboat station for visitors to appreciate the unique gift.
This is the second piece of artwork presented to Exmouth RNLI recently.
Dutch artist Rob Langenberg, who has been visiting Exmouth for the last 30 years, presented the lifeboat station with his first seascape work during a recent holiday.
The Langenberg family first came to Exmouth to shoot in the competitions at the Exmouth Archery Centre.
Rob and his son Vincent were keen archers and quickly became friends with RNLI crew volunteers Roy and Andrew Stott while they were staying at Dawlish on holiday.
Rob, who has become a well-known artist for his paintings of horses, decided as a project to paint Shannon-class Lifeboat R and J Welburn in rough seas, having just seen photographs.
The oil painting is now hanging with pride at Exmouth Lifeboat Station to inspire all the station’s volunteers.