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

Arriving for the Fireworks, Cowes Week, IOW

John Stillman RSMA
Oil, 47 x 77 cm, £1,475

Bert' and 'Ernie'

John Stillman RSMA
Oil, 38 x 43 cm, £925

Boat Maintenance, Shalfleet, IOW

John Stillman RSMA
Oil, 39 x 49 cm, £975

Old Steam Tug, Maldon

John Stillman RSMA
Oil, 39 x 49 cm, £975

Sunlight and Shadows, Twickenham Bridge

John Stillman RSMA
Oil, 39 x 49 cm, £975

The Busker, Brighton

John Stillman RSMA
Oil, 26 x 31 cm, £525

Aegir on the Tyne

Jonathan Stockley
Charcoal, 50 x 38 cm, SOLD

HMS Edinburgh

Pamela Stone
Watercolour, 68 x 92 cm, SOLD

HMS Protector

Pamela Stone
Watercolour, 64 x 88 cm, £1,600

The Sea's Horizon

Mark Stopforth
Oil & pencil, 98 x 65 cm, SOLD

Storm Ahead, Polzeath Beach, Cornwall

Lucinda Storm
Oil, 18 x 28 cm, SOLD

Le Bois-Plage-en-Ré

Haidee-Jo Summers ROI ARSMA
Oil, 39 x 77 cm, £1,800

Misty Morning, Hunters Yard

Haidee-Jo Summers ROI ARSMA
Oil, 57 x 67 cm, £2,500

Saint-Martin-de-Ré

Haidee-Jo Summers ROI ARSMA
Oil, 36 x 46 cm, £795

Wash Day

Haidee-Jo Summers ROI ARSMA
Oil, 71 x 96 cm, £3,950

Before the Race

Martin Swan RSMA
Oil, 51 x 94.5 cm, £2,250

Cambria off The Needles, August 2001

Martin Swan RSMA
Oil, 63 x 83 cm, £2,500

Sea, Sand and Deckchairs

Martin Swan RSMA
Oil, 32 x 32 cm, £350

The Blue Mooring

Martin Swan RSMA
Oil, 37.5 x 32.5 cm, £400

The Race Begins

Martin Swan RSMA
Oil, 47.5 x 94.5 cm, £2,000

The Yar at Freshwater

Martin Swan RSMA
Oil, 31.5 x 26.5 cm, £300

The Yellow Buoy

Martin Swan RSMA
Oil, 76 x 105 cm, £3,000

Jumbo Restaurant, Hong Kong

Dennis Syrett PPROI RSMA RBA
Oil, 69 x 80 cm, £2,750

Cranes, Boats and Detritus 1

Karl Terry
Oil, 45 x 55 cm, £985

Spring Tide, Rye Harbour

Karl Terry
Oil, 55 x 35 cm, £850

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