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


View from the Coastal Path (near Gwynver Beach)

Amanda Coleman
Oil, 15 x 20 cm, £400

Priests Cove to Sennen

Louise Collis
Oil, 60 x 35 cm, £600

The Armed Knight

Louise Collis
Oil, 30 x 40 cm, SOLD

Against the Tide

Simon Conolly
Stoneware on board, 194 x 31 x 10 cm, SOLD

Perpetual Pursuit

Nicolette Cooklin
Glass on board, 49 x 107 x 13 cm, £1,000

Absersoch Llyn Peninsula

Peter Cronin RSMA
Watercolour, 54 x 55 cm, £600

Bulk Carrier 1

Peter Cronin RSMA
Watercolour, 46 x 70 cm, £800

Bulk Carrier 2

Peter Cronin RSMA
Watercolour, 71 x 74 cm, £950

Iron Ore Carrier, Port Talbot

Peter Cronin RSMA
Watercolour, 40 x 70 cm, £700

Approaching Storm, Eastbourne

Roy Cross RSMA
Acrylic, 43 x 54 cm, £2,250

A Day in May

Cheryl Culver PPPS RBA
Acrylic, 84 x 84 cm, £1,750

The Very End of the World

Mark Curtis Hughes
Pastel cutout, 50 x 70 cm, £450

Approaching High Tide - Treyarnon Bay

David Curtis VPRSMA ROI
Oil, 64 x 77 cm, £4,250

Bright September Day at Rock

David Curtis VPRSMA ROI
Po;, 43 x 53 cm, £2,250

Harbour Inlet - Gairloch

David Curtis VPRSMA ROI
Oil, 46 x 72 cm, £3,750

Quiet Morning - Marseille Harbour

David Curtis VPRSMA ROI
Oil, 28 x 32 cm, SOLD

Sharp Afternoon Light - Polperro Harbour

David Curtis VPRSMA ROI
Oil, 42 x 42 cm, £2,250

Shimmering Light at Low Water - Staithes

David Curtis VPRSMA ROI
Oil, 62 x 77 cm, £3,500

Steep Cliffs - St Margaret's Bay

David Curtis VPRSMA ROI
Oil, 56 x 72 cm, £2,950

Light on Water

Lesley Dabson
Oil, 68 x 48 cm, £575


Lesley Dabson
Oil, 68 x 48 cm, SOLD

Atlantic Coast

Richard Dack RSMA
Oil, 66 x 66 cm, SOLD

Wells-next-the-Sea (edition of 25, 2 available)

Simon Dadd
Linocut, 64 x 55 cm, £240 (£195 u/f)

Sea Sparkles

Rita Dee
Acrylic, ink & gouache, 60 x 50 cm, SOLD

Sailing on River Thames

Gerald Defries
Acrylic, 97 x 72 cm, SOLD

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