10am to 5pm

5 October 2017 to 14 October 2017
Main Gallery and North Galleries

Admission £4, Concession £2.50

50% off with National Art Pass

Free to Friends of Mall Galleries, Friends of the RSMA and under 18s

The call of the sea is strong and many of us feel an urge to spend some time within sight or sound of the water. Fond memories are often centred around family trips to the beach, walking the coastline or sailing the seas.

Join us to celebrate everything that is wonderful and inspiring about the sea and marine environment. Some 400 works, by many of the most celebrated marine artists at work today, will evoke the spirit of the sea - from the ships, yachts and dinghies that sail on it to the people who take their leisure by it; from the exhilaration of the deep sea to the calm of quiet harbours and estuaries.

During the exhibition, Members will be tutoring practical painting workshops in the Learning Centre (bookable in advance) and giving free demonstrations in the gallery. For details please visit: www.rsma-web.co.uk

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Selected Works

Click on an image to enquire about purchasing a work from this exhibition


A Hopeful Location

Lorraine Abraham RSMA
Drawing: white on black board, 39 x 42 cm, £750

A Hot Day in Broadstairs

Lorraine Abraham RSMA
Acrylic, 47 x 37 cm, £850

Coming In on the Tide, Littlehampton

Lorraine Abraham RSMA
Scratchboard & ink, 39 x 39 cm, SOLD

Quiet Industry, Weymouth

Lorraine Abraham RSMA
Acrylic, 51 x 67 cm, £1,250

The Chieftain Figurehead - Valhalla, Tresco, Isles of Scilly

Lorraine Abraham RSMA
Acrylic, 34 x 28 cm, £500

Wake Up Call on a Tall Ship, Antwerp

Lorraine Abraham RSMA
Acraperboard, 40 x 48 cm, £800


Hazel Adams
Watercolour, 38 x 48 cm, £600


Jamel Akib
Conte, 65 x 90 cm, £895


Jamel Akib
Conte, 35 x 90 cm, SOLD

The White Sail

Colin Allbrook RSMA RI
Oil, 50 x 61 cm, £1,025

Albert Bridge

David Allen RSMA
Pastel, 44 x 54 cm, £595

Beach Donkeys, Whitby Sands

David Allen RSMA
Pastel, 40 x 40 cm, £575

Early Spring, Porthgain

David Allen RSMA
Pastel, 49 x 69 cm, £950

Harbour Colour, Mevagissey

David Allen RSMA
Oil, 43 x 47 cm, £595

Morning Light, Fondamenta Nuove

David Allen RSMA
Pastel, 49 x 56 cm, SOLD

The Thames at Richmond

David Allen RSMA
Pastel, 44 x 54 cm, £595

Winter Light, Staithes

David Allen RSMA
Oil, 70 x 78 cm, £1,750

Jonah (edition of 10, 2 available)

Jim Anderson
Collagraph, linocut & stencil, 80 x 49 cm, £500 (£400 u/f)

Sargasso II

Jim Anderson
Monoprint & stencil, 41 x 31 cm, £400


Ben Ark
Mixed media, acrylic & resin, 58 x 46 cm, £675

When the Boat Comes In

Michele Ashby
Soft pastels, 51 x 51 cm, SOLD

Cloud Bank Island

Natalia Avdeeva ROI
Acrylic, 78 x 110 cm, £2,600

Infinity in Blue

Natalia Avdeeva ROI
Acrylic, 104 x 72 cm, SOLD

Across the Sands, Fuseta, Portugal

Paul Banning RI RSMA
Oil, 65 x 90 cm, £2,500

Fishing Boars, Fuseta, Portugal

Paul Banning RI RSMA
Watercolour, 45 x 60 cm, £750

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Artist demonstration
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Artist Workshop
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Artist Workshop
10 October 2017
with David Howell PPRSMA
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Scratchboard & Ink demonstration
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Artist demonstration
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Pastels demonstration
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Special event
14 October 2017
Sea Shanties and Folk Songs inspired by the sea in the surroundings of the Royal Society of Marine Artists Annual Exhibition