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


Mary of Colchester, West Mersea

Paul Banning RI RSMA
Oil, 52 x 32 cm, £900

Sunlight after the Rainstorm

Paul Banning RI RSMA
Oil, 77 x 106 cm, £3,500

The Port Le Croisic, France

Paul Banning RI RSMA
Watercolour, 40 x 52 cm, £650

The White Boat, Fuseta, Portugal

Paul Banning RI RSMA
Oil, 28 x 33 cm, £650

Walking the Dog, Druridge Bay

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

Mussel Bags, Brancaster Staithe

Peter Barker RSMA
Oil, 41 x 58 cm, £1,295

Radiating Ropes and Boats, Mousehole

Peter Barker RSMA
Oil, 46 x 58 cm, £1,495

Sparkling Light, Portree Harbour

Peter Barker RSMA
Oil, 62 x 82 cm, £2,995

Sunlit Boat and Mud

Peter Barker RSMA
Pastel, 47 x 62 cm, £1,350

The Cuillins, Isle of Skye

Peter Barker RSMA
Oil, 28 x 33 cm, SOLD

The Sound of Raasay

Peter Barker RSMA
Oil, 36 x 44 cm, £895

Porthmeor Wash

James Bartholomew RSMA
Watercolour & pastel, 78 x 98 cm, £1,950

Slea Head Breaker 1

James Bartholomew RSMA
Watercolour & pastel, 77 x 98 cm, £1,950

Yachts in Padstow Harbour

James Bartholomew RSMA
Watercolour & pastel, 94 x 64 cm, £1,950

A Shaft of Sunlight, Morston

Fred Beckett RSMA FROI Hon RI Hon RBA
Oil, 57 x 68 cm, £925

Boathouses, Southwold Harbour

Fred Beckett RSMA FROI Hon RI Hon RBA
Oil, 58 x 66 cm, £925

Evening Sails, River Bure

Fred Beckett RSMA FROI Hon RI Hon RBA
Oil, 46 x 56 cm, £750

Red Hat and Dinghy

Fred Beckett RSMA FROI Hon RI Hon RBA
Oil, 37 x 47 cm, £675

Gentle Currents IV

Sophi Beharrell
Acrylic & mixed media, 61 x 61 cm, £995

Mid Winter, Towards Amble

Frances Bell
Oil, 48 x 64 cm, £2,100

The Old Bridge, Berwick-upon-Tweed

Frances Bell
Oil, 37 x 47 cm, £1,700

Before the Race

Sheena Bevis-White
Oil, 63 x 67 cm, SOLD

Holywell Bay

Jojo Blacksmith
Oil, 61 x 76 cm, £2,995


Anna Block
Collage (paper), 16 x 28 cm, SOLD

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