Larne RNLI welcome local artist to station

Lifeboats News Release

Tonight (Thursday 15 November) Larne RNLI lifeboat crew and station management welcomed Geoff Johnston and his wife Caroline to the station.

Geoff Johnston presents his painting to Larne RNLI coxswain, Frank Healey

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Geoff Johnston presents his painting to Larne RNLI coxswain, Frank Healey

Geoff’s hobby is painting and the artist presented the lifeboat crew with an incredible painting of their all-weather lifeboat, Dr John McSparran.

Geoff said his interest in the lifeboats started when he visited Donaghadee’s station when he was younger.

Having done paintings for Newcastle, Donaghadee, Portrush RNLI and now, Larne, Geoff says he isn’t stopping. 'I’d like to try and do a painting for every station in Northern Ireland. Next time I’d like to attempt one of the inshore lifeboats.'

Larne RNLI Coxswain, Frank Healey, said, 'The painting is absolutely amazing. The work and detail that Geoff has put into it, is remarkable. It will look fantastic hanging in our station for all the crew and any visitors to see.'

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Geoff Johnston presents his painting to Larne RNLI coxswain, Frank Healey

RNLI/Steven Lee

Geoff Johnston presents his painting to Larne RNLI coxswain, Frank Healey

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