10am to 5pm

11 October 2018 to 20 October 2018
Main Gallery, North Galleries and Threadneedle Space

Admission £4, £3 concessions, 50% off with National Art Pass, Free to Friends of Mall Galleries and under 18s

The sea and the marine environment has so much to offer us all – vast oceans, secluded harbours, sunny beaches, dramatic coastlines and a whole variety of craft, large and small, that ply the waters of the world. It is no wonder that many of us have fond memories associated with being on, or beside, the sea.

Generations of artists have sought inspiration from the sea and that tradition continues today. Our annual exhibition will feature some 400 works, by RSMA members and a new generation of artists who have discovered the fascination of the sea. These works, in a wide range of styles, sizes and media, capture the many moods of the sea and the coast and offer something to delight everyone.

During the exhibition members will be giving free demonstrations in the gallery.

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Exhibiting artists

Selected Works

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


A Fragment of Falmouth Harbour

Lorraine Abraham RSMA
Acrylic, 50 x 60 cm, £850

A Moment in Time at the Entrance to Charlestown Harbour

Lorraine Abraham RSMA
Acrylic, 50 x 60 cm, £800

Bird's Eye View

Lorraine Abraham RSMA
Acrylic, 33 x 27 cm, £425

HMS M33 Dazzles in Dry Dock, Portsmouth

Lorraine Abraham RSMA
Acrylic, 60 x 70 cm, £2,500

Sacred Salmon Series 1

Lorraine Abraham RSMA
Mixed media, 33 x 33 cm, £350

Sacred Salmon Series 2

Lorraine Abraham RSMA
Mixed media, 28.5 x 28.5 cm, £350

Sacred Salmon Series 3

Lorraine Abraham RSMA
Mixed media, 33 x 28.5 cm, £350

Anna Bay, Sunset

Tony Allain PS ARSMA
Soft pastel, 66 x 87 cm, £2,800

Evening Sail

Tony Allain PS ARSMA
Soft pastel, 72 x 92 cm, £2,800

House above the Beach, Croyde

Colin Allbrook RSMA RI
Watercolour & bodycolour, 60 x 72 cm, £1,200

Looking over Kynance Cove

Colin Allbrook RSMA RI
Watercolour & bodycolour, 80 x 100 cm, £2,000

The Scillonian, Penzance Harbour

Colin Allbrook RSMA RI
Watercolour & bodycolour, 48 x 58 cm, £750

To the Mooring, Evening Penzance

Colin Allbrook RSMA RI
Watercolour & bodycolour, 48 x 58 cm, £750

Walking the Cliff Path on The Lizard

Colin Allbrook RSMA RI
Watercolour & bodycolour, 53 x 62 cm, £985

Woolacombe Sands, North Devon

Colin Allbrook RSMA RI
Watercolour & bodycolour, 48 x 58 cm, £750

Grand Canal, Morning Light

David Allen RSMA
Pastel, 40 x 40 cm, £550


David Allen RSMA
Pastel, 49 x 67 cm, £850

Summer Sun, Walberswick

David Allen RSMA
Pastel, 66 x 75 cm, £1,500

The Pembrokeshire Coast near Porthgain

David Allen RSMA
Pastel, 56 x 58 cm, £850

The Thames at Lambeth

David Allen RSMA
Oil, 64 x 76 cm, £1,500

Towards the Campo Maria Nova

David Allen RSMA
Pastel, 45 x 54 cm, £595

Aldeburgh Beach Lookout

Pastel, 60 x 60 cm, SOLD

An Incoming Tide, Bowleaze Cove, Dorset

David Atkins
Oil, 70 x 81 cm, SOLD

The Sea at Portland Bill

David Atkins
Oil, 80 x 96 cm, £3,850

Distant Blues

Natalia Avdeeva ROI
Acrylic, 94 x 116 cm, £2,800

Related events

Artist demonstration
11 October 2018
Geoffrey Huband ARSMA will be working in the gallery
Artist demonstration
12 October 2018
Geoff Hunt PPRSMA will be working in the gallery
Artist demonstration
13 October 2018
Neil Faulkner ARSMA will be working in the gallery
Artist demonstration
14 October 2018
Paul Banning RSMA RI will be working in the gallery
Artist demonstration
16 October 2018
Haidee-Jo Summers ARSMA ROI will be working in the gallery
Artist demonstration
20 October 2018
John Scott Martin ARSMA will be working in the gallery