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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Selected Works

Heybridge Basin

Richard Caplin
Acrylic, 45 x 55 cm, £850

Lobster Pots

Richard Caplin
Acrylic, 45 x 55 cm, £850

You Shall Have A Fishy When The Boat Comes In

Patricia Carrington
Watercolour, 43 x 44 cm, SOLD

Late Afternoon Sun, Southwold

Trevor Chamberlain RSMA ROI
Oil, 53 x 63 cm, £2,950

The Ship (edition of 10, 5 available)

Kristina Chan
Handcoloured lithograph, 52 x 50 cm, £550 (£450 u/f)

Pier XI

Nik Chinook
Oil, acrylic & ink, 100 x 150 cm, £5,500

Derelict Boat Brentford (edition of 25, 3 available)

Austin Cole RBA
Hard ground etching, 33 x 44 cm, £310 (£260 u/f)

Near the Guggenheim (edition of 25, 2 available)

Austin Cole RBA
Etching with aquatint, 14 x 26 cm, £370 (£275 u/f)

Cala de Saint Vincent

Brian Collins
Oil, 30 x 50 cm, SOLD

The Beach at Figural

Brian Collins
Oil, 30 x 50 cm, SOLD

Llansteffan

Louise Collis
Oil, 35 x 40 cm, £425

Seafly 620 at Blakeney

Roy Connelly
Oil, 32 x 37 cm, £550

The UK Seaside Pier: Pure Theatre

Simon Conolly
Stoneware & steel, 28 x 140 x 15 cm, £980

Boat Talk, Newlyn

Peter Cronin RSMA
Watercolour, 56 x 73 cm, £1,100

Evening Sun, Polperro

Peter Cronin RSMA
Watercolour, 55 x 63 cm, £950

Low Tide, Angle

Peter Cronin RSMA
Watercolour, 38 x 54 cm, SOLD

Morning Sun

Peter Cronin RSMA
Watercolour, 56 x 52 cm, SOLD

Old Moorings, Port Talbot

Peter Cronin RSMA
Watercolour, 45 x 54 cm, £1,200

Top Light, Portree

Peter Cronin RSMA
Watercolour, 48 x 53 cm, £950

Auld Reekie' and a Blue Tarpaulin - Crinan

David Curtis VPRSMA ROI
Oil, 43 x 53 cm, £2,300

Morning Break, Crinin Shipyard

David Curtis VPRSMA ROI
Watercolour, 58 x 70 cm, £1,750

Scottish Puffer Awaiting Refit

David Curtis VPRSMA ROI
Oil, 43 x 53 cm, £2,300

Shadow & Sun - Roxby Beck

David Curtis VPRSMA ROI
Oil, 33 x 41 cm, SOLD

Sharp Light - Peel Harbour - Isle of Man

David Curtis VPRSMA ROI
Oil, 43 x 54 cm, SOLD

Still Morning, Crinan

David Curtis VPRSMA ROI
Oil, 41 x 92 cm, SOLD

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Artist demonstration
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Artist demonstration
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Paul Banning RSMA RI will be working in the gallery
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