10am to 5pm

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


Almost High Tide at Rinsey

Richard Horner
Oil, 71 x 62 cm, £800

Cudden Point in January

Richard Horner
Oil, 71 x 87 cm, £1,500

Rinsey - Spring Elements

Richard Horner
Oil, 78 x 103 cm, £2,000

Sand Ripples at Sennen

Richard Horner
Oil, 82 x 113 cm, £2,200

The End of the Line

David Howell PPRSMA
Watercolour, 77 x 77 cm, £2,500

HMS Anson Wrecked on Loe Bar 29 December 1807

Geoffrey Huband RSMA
Oil, 89 x 115 cm, £8,000

HM Cutters 'Joseph' and 'Lurcher' in the Goulet, 1800

Geoff Hunt PPRSMA
Watercolour, 46 x 62 cm, £1,750

Morning Reconnaissance - Looking into Brest, June 1800

Geoff Hunt PPRSMA
Oil, 64 x 89 cm, £18,500

The Trafalgar Storm - HMS 'Mars' standing by 'Royal Sovereign'

Geoff Hunt PPRSMA
Oil, 64 x 89 cm, £18,500

Live Bait

Moira Huntly PPPS RI RSMA
Oil, 62 x 52 cm, £1,495

On the Quay

Moira Huntly PPPS RI RSMA
Oil, 56 x 46 cm, £1,385

Distant Shores, Iona

Kim Jarvis
Oil, 40 x 40 cm, SOLD

Hello Buoys

Barbara Jones
Watercolour, 57 x 79 cm, £1,000

Grace & Power

Brian J Jones RSMA
Oil, 72 x 108 cm, £4,500

Misty Morning Start

Brian J Jones RSMA
Oil, 77 x 92 cm, £4,950

Neck & Neck

Brian J Jones RSMA
Oil, 76 x 92 cm, £4,950

2 Puffins Fly By

Abel Kesteven
Stoneware, 18 x 18x 13 cm, £475

Mother and Pups

Abel Kesteven
Stoneware, 13 x 19 x 10 cm, £475

Mother and Pups 2

Abel Kesteven
Stoneware, 22 x 15 x 15 cm, £575

The Harbour, Mevagissey

Robert King RSMA RI
Oil, 43 x 47 cm, SOLD

At Rest

Ivan Lapper RSMA
Oil, 71 x 86 cm, £1,600


Ivan Lapper RSMA
Oil, 66 x 76 cm, £1,200

Norfolk Marshes

Ivan Lapper RSMA
Oil, 71 x 61 cm, £850

Ponte Storto 2 Venice

Ivan Lapper RSMA
Oil, 93 x 67 cm, £1,600

Related events

Artist demonstration
11 October 2018
Geoffrey Huband ARSMA will be working in the gallery
Artist demonstration
12 October 2018
Geoff Hunt PPRSMA will be working in the gallery
Artist demonstration
13 October 2018
Neil Faulkner ARSMA will be working in the gallery
Artist demonstration
14 October 2018
Paul Banning RSMA RI will be working in the gallery
Artist demonstration
16 October 2018
Haidee-Jo Summers ARSMA ROI will be working in the gallery
Artist demonstration
20 October 2018
John Scott Martin ARSMA will be working in the gallery