An artist has completed a painting for RNLI's 200th birthday and will sell limited edition prints to fundraise for Penlee Lifeboat Station.

Trevor Thorne, based in Penzance, remembers creating his first lifeboat drawing for a poster competition as a youngster in 1969.

Better that, he still boasts the Blue Peter winner badge.

For RNLI's bicentenary, Mr Thorne immortalised in paint the current Penlee lifeboats, Ivan Ellen and Mollie and Ivor Dent, departing Newlyn harbour with the old Penlee Point boathouse in the background.

He has collaborated with Monkey Puzzle Repro Art, a specialist Giclée printer at Porthtowan, and Penlee Coxswain, Patch Harvey, to manufacture limited edition prints of the artwork.

Falmouth Packet: The Blue Peter badge Trevor Thorne won

There will be 200 of each print size, and each includes the names of the present crew and operations team at Penlee, signed by both Mr Thorne and Patch.

Mr Thorne said the painting, titled From out of the Gloom, Salvation, felt right from the moment he worked out the composition.

The original painting, along with other works from Mr Thorne, will exhibit at the Morvah Schoolhouse Gallery from May 25 to June 7.

Proceeds from the sale of these pieces will be donated to the Penlee Lifeboat Station.

Interested buyers can purchase the prints from Penlee Lifeboat Station or directly from Mr Thorne.

The prints are priced at £75 for the A2 size and £45 for the A3 size.