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

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Woolwich Reach in Days Gone By

Alan Runagall RSMA
Watercolour, 53 x 73 cm, SOLD
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Rocky Waters

Michael Salt
Oil, 76 x 76 cm, £1,600
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Tide Low

Michael Salt
Oil, 76 x 76 cm, £1,600
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First to the Mark

John Scott Martin PPRBSA RSMA FRSA
Acrylic, 60 x 60 cm, £1,450
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Prepare to Take In the Headsails

John Scott Martin PPRBSA RSMA FRSA
Oil, 200 x 100 cm, £4,250
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Rade de Cannes (4 available)

John Scott Martin PPRBSA RSMA FRSA
Mixed media linocut, 40 x 40 cm, £265 (£245 u/f)
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Beachcomber

Carolyn Simpson
Mixed beach elements, pebbles & driftwood, 11 x 52 x 36 cm, £750
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First Struggle

Carolyn Simpson
Soapstone & plaster, 25 x 34 x 35 cm, SOLD
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Seal

Carolyn Simpson
Soapstone, 21 x 28 x 46 cm, £1,400
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Tideline

Carolyn Simpson
Resin & bronze powder on stone, 8 x 20 x 17 cm, £600
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Makeshift

Brian Smith
Watercolour, 50 x 65 cm, £1,800
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Dockside Trawler

Elizabeth Smith PPRSMA
Gouache, 37.5 x 47.5 cm, £550
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Dorset Coast

Elizabeth Smith PPRSMA
Pastel, 55 x 47 cm, £895
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High and Dry

Elizabeth Smith PPRSMA
Gouache, 37.5 x 44 cm, £550
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Old Harry

Elizabeth Smith PPRSMA
Pastel, 61 x 42 cm, £850
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Quiet Harbour

Elizabeth Smith PPRSMA
Gouache, 35.5 x 39 cm, £495
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Seven Sisters from Birling Gap

Elizabeth Smith PPRSMA
Pastel, 52 x 65 cm, SOLD
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Seven Sisters from Seaford Head

Elizabeth Smith PPRSMA
Pastel, 43 x 54.5 cm, £825
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Breezy Day on the Shore

Nicholas St John Rosse RSMA
Oil, 65 x 98 cm, £4,000
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In a Sandpool

Nicholas St John Rosse RSMA
Oil, 37 x 37 cm, £475
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Keeping Cool

Nicholas St John Rosse RSMA
Oil, 43 x 53 cm, SOLD
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Late Afternoon Glow

Nicholas St John Rosse RSMA
Oil, 28 x 32 cm, £400
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Near St Michael's Mount

Nicholas St John Rosse RSMA
Oil, 53 x 43 cm, £1,600
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On Rock Beach

Nicholas St John Rosse RSMA
Oil, 53 x 43 cm, £1,600
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Waiting for the Right Wave

Nicholas St John Rosse RSMA
Oil, 43 x 53 cm, SOLD

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