Donaghadee Lifeboat

Bangor artist donates iconic lifeboat piece to Donaghadee RNLI

BANGOR artist Alex Bell has donated a painting to the Royal National Lifeboat Institution at Donaghadee which the organisation will auction to raise funds. The striking watercolour, entitled For those in Peril on the Sea depicts the Donaghadee lifeboat making a callout in heavy seas against the backdrop of the town’s harbour.

Peter Irwin of Donaghadee RNLI Fundraising Team said: “The RNLI is extremely grateful for the donation of this very special piece of art from Alex, which we will be auctioning in the coming months. It captures beautifully the striking image of our lifeboat heading out to sea and will no doubt be a familiar and much-loved view for anyone familiar with the area.”.

Alex Bell has been painting for over 50 years. He regularly produces private commissions and displays his work in exhibitions across Northern Ireland and beyond, as well as teaching weekly classes in Bangor’s Hamilton House.

“I was only too delighted to donate this piece of work to the RNLI for fundraising. The lives of so many are owed to the work of the RNLI and anything that can be done to protect the service is worthwhile,” said Alex.

Anyone wishing to enquire about Alex Bell’s painting should contact Nicola Kelly, RNLI, by emailing