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

AVDEEVA-NATALIA-Morning-Light-Albert-Bridge.jpg

Morning Light, Albert Bridge

Natalia Avdeeva ROI
Pencil, 34 x 47 cm, £485
Banning-Paul-Boat-Repairs-at-St-Osyth.jpg

Boat Repairs, St Osyth

Paul Banning RI RSMA
Watercolour, 38 x 48 cm, £650
Banning-Paul-Cabanes-du-Salaison-France.jpg

Cabanes du Salaison, France

Paul Banning RI RSMA
Watercolour, 74 x 99 cm, £2,200
Banning-Paul-Sisters-Rock-from-Lovers-Chair-Alderney.jpg

Lovers View, Alderney

Paul Banning RI RSMA
Watercolour, 99 x 74 cm, £2,200
Banning-Paul-MN2-Brightlingsea.jpg

MN2 Brightlingsea

Paul Banning RI RSMA
Watercolour, 46 x 56 cm, £650
Banning-Paul-The-Ha-penny-Pier-Harwich.jpg

The Ha'penny Pier, Harwich

Paul Banning RI RSMA
Watercolour, 53 x 63.5 cm, £850
Banning-Paul-Webb-Marine-Pin-Mill.jpg

Webb Marine, Pin Mill

Paul Banning RI RSMA
Watercolour, 43 x 53 cm, £700
barker-brown-sarah-CrabsOrford-Quay.jpg

Crabs, Orford Quay

Sarah Barker Brown
Oil, 30 x 30 cm, £495
Barker-Peter-Broad-Haven-Breaker.jpg

Broad Haven Breaker

Peter Barker RSMA
Oil, 36 x 44 cm, £895
Barker-Peter-Deckchairs-at-Dawn-Beer.jpg

Deckchairs at Dawn, Beer

Peter Barker RSMA
Oil, 77 x 92 cm, £3,500
Barker-Peter-Early-Morning-Light-Brancaster-Staithe.jpg

Early Morning Light, Brancaster Staithe

Peter Barker RSMA
Oil, 39 x 49 cm, SOLD
Barker-Peter-Evening-Sky-Mousehole.jpg

Evening Sky, Mousehole

Peter Barker RSMA
Oil, 28 x 33 cm, SOLD
Barker-Peter-Late-in-the-Day-Brancaster-Staithe.jpg

Late in the Day, Brancaster Staithe

Peter Barker RSMA
Oil, 44 x 56 cm, £1,495
Barker-Peter-Moored-at-Mousehole.jpg

Moored at Mousehole

Peter Barker RSMA
Oil, 47 x 37 cm, SOLD
Barker-Peter-Mousehole-Moorings.jpg

Mousehole Moorings

Peter Barker RSMA
Oil, 51 x 69 cm, £2,450
Bartholomew-James-Atlantic-Blue-4.jpg

Atlantic Blue 4

James Bartholomew RSMA
Acrylic, 66.5 x 92 cm, £2,100
Bartholomew-James-May-Surf.jpg

May Surf

James Bartholomew RSMA
Acrylic, 66.5 x 92 cm, £2,100
Bartholomew-James-Shaded-Wash.jpg

Shaded Wash

James Bartholomew RSMA
Acrylic, 46.5 x 46.5 cm, £1,200
Bartholomew-James-Sun-setting-behind-the-surf.jpg

Sun Setting behind the Surf

James Bartholomew RSMA
Acrylic, 66.5 x 92 cm, £2,100
Bartholomew-James-Sunset-at-the-point.jpg

Sunset at the Point

James Bartholomew RSMA
Acrylic, 46.5 x 46.5 cm, £1,200
Beckett-Fred-Checking-the-lobster-net.jpg

Checking the Lobster Net

Fred Beckett RSMA FROI Hon RI Hon RBA
Oil, 37 x 47 cm, £875
Beckett-Fred-Cromer-fishermen-head-out.jpg

Cromer Fishermen Head Out

Fred Beckett RSMA FROI Hon RI Hon RBA
Oil, 42 x 52 cm, £975
Beckett-Fred-Evening-light-Brancaster-Staithe.jpg

Evening Light, Brancaster Staithe

Fred Beckett RSMA FROI Hon RI Hon RBA
Oil, 48 x 58 cm, £1,250
Beckett-Fred-Need-any-more-fish-Billy-.jpg

Need anymore fish Billy?

Fred Beckett RSMA FROI Hon RI Hon RBA
Oil, 45 x 55 cm, £1,250
Beckett-Fred-Small-boats-at-rest-Morston.jpg

Small Boats at Rest, Morston

Fred Beckett RSMA FROI Hon RI Hon RBA
Oil, 37 x 47 cm, £875

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