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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Shifting Sands

Rachel Thomas
Oil, 92 x 92 cm, £1,450
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Invasive Medusae

Rachel Thomson
Cyanotype photogram, 91 x 72 cm, SOLD
Twinn-Colin-Holy-Stoning-The-Last-Days-of-Sail.jpg

Holy Stoning - The Last Days of Sail

Colin Twinn
Oil, 50 x 50 cm, £1,200
Wakely-Jaqcue-Calm-before-the-Storm.jpg

Calm before the Storm

Jacque Wakely
Textile, 37 x 45 cm, £540
Wakely-Jacque-Seaweed-on-St-Andrews-Beach.jpg

Seaweed on St Andrews Beach

Jacque Wakely
Textile, 36 x 45 cm, £535
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Breathe In

Deborah Walker RI RSMA
Watercolour, 60 x 84 cm, £1,600
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Cleaning Brushes

Deborah Walker RI RSMA
Watercolour, 63 x 81 cm, £1,800
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Reclaim Recycle

Deborah Walker RI RSMA
Watercolour, 121 x 96 cm, £4,800
Walsom-John-Boats-at-Mylor-Harbour.jpg

Boats at Mylor Harbour

John Walsom ROI ARSMA
Oil, 76 x 91 cm, £2,800
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Thames below Westminster

David Weekes
Acrylic, ink & graphite, 96 x 79 cm, £950
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Barge in Topsham

Kim Whitby
Ink, 73 x 127 cm, £650
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Going About

Peter Wileman FROI RSMA FRSA
Oil, 98 x 98 cm, £5,250
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Right on the Limit

Peter Wileman FROI RSMA FRSA
Oil, 98 x 98 cm, £5,250
Williams-Tony-The-Damp-Moon-Dock.jpg

The Damp Moon Dock

Tony Williams ARSMA
Oil, 57 x 72 cm, £1,950
Williams-Tony-The-Ghost-of-the-Deaf-Rivetter.jpg

The Ghost of the Deaf Rivetter

Tony Williams ARSMA
Oil, 56 x 72 cm, SOLD
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The Onlookers

Tony Williams ARSMA
Oil, 57 x 76 cm, £1,950
Williams-Tony-Unloading-the-September-Shadows.jpg

Unloading the September Shadows

Tony Williams ARSMA
Oil, 60 x 75 cm, £1,950
Wright-Bert-Instanbul-Panorama.jpg

Istanbul Panorama

Bert Wright PPRSMA
Oil, 61 x 87 cm, £2,500
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HMS Vanguard

Paul Wright RSMA
Oil, 64 x 97 cm, £8,500
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SMS Von der Tann

Paul Wright RSMA
Acrylic, 59 x 74 cm, £3,000
Wright-Paul-Steamship-with-Crocodiles.jpg

Steamship and Crocodiles

Paul Wright RSMA
Watercolour, 49 x 64 cm, £3,000
Wylie-Peter-North-Sea-Study-19.jpg

North Sea Study 19

Peter Wylie
Oil, 20 x 25 cm, £950
Young-Diane-Sea-Swimmers.jpg

Sea Swimmers

Diane Young
Scalpel cut watercolour paper over acrylics, 30 x 60 cm, SOLD
Zamar-Kathryn-Abalone-I.jpg

Abalone I

Kathryn Zamar
Ceramic, 6 x 33 x 41 cm, £650
Zamar-Kathryn-Chagos-Cascade-VII.jpg

Chagos Cascade VII

Kathryn Zamar
Ceramic, 12 x 49 x 49 cm, £600

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