10am to 5pm

10 October 2019 to 19 October 2019
Main Gallery, North Galleries and Threadneedle Space

Admission £4, £3 concessions, Free to Friends of Mall Galleries, RSMA Friends and those under 25 years of age

Presenting this year's Annual Exhibition by the Royal Society of Marine Artists, featuring nearly 400 pieces by elected members and non-members, celebrating all aspects of the sea with themed works in a broad range of styles and media.

The common theme is the sea and tidal waters although, within that remit, work is wide and varied. Subjects range from deep water shipping to coastal scenes, competitive sailing to quiet harbours, marine wildlife to still-life. Some specialise in carefully researched historical paintings; others paint en plein air, attempting to capture the essence of the scene at a particular moment in time; yet others work in their studio from copious notes and sketches made on location.

The Royal Society of Marine Artists (RSMA) is widely recognised as the focal point for much of Britain's finest contemporary marine art and many of the country's leading marine artists are elected members of the Society.

During the exhibition, visitors can meet the artists at work in the gallery.

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Selected Works

Click on an image to enquire about purchasing a work from this exhibition


A Corner of the Beach, Broadstairs

Lorraine Abraham RSMA
Scratchboard & ink, 44 x 54 cm, £850

Pulpit Rock, Portland Bill

Lorraine Abraham RSMA
Scratchboard & ink, 44 x 54 cm, £850

Supporting Cast, Tall Ships Festival, Gloucester, May 2019

Lorraine Abraham RSMA
Scratchboard & ink, 22 x 27 cm, £350

Tall Ships Festival, Gloucester

Lorraine Abraham RSMA
Scratchboard & ink, 44 x 54 cm, £850

The Cliffs, Sidmouth

Lorraine Abraham RSMA
Scratchboard & ink, 44 x 54 cm, £850

Mevagissey Harbour

Jenny Aitken
Oil, 86 x 60 cm, £1,095

Balboa Island, California

Tony Allain PS ARSMA
Soft pastel, 67 x 88 cm, £3,500

Low Water, Porthleven

Tony Allain PS ARSMA
Soft pastel, 46 x 108 cm, £2,750

Fish Dock, Ilfracombe

Colin Allbrook RSMA RI
Watercolour & bodycolour, 58 x 73 cm, £1,200

On Countisbury Hill, Lynmouth

Colin Allbrook RSMA RI
Watercolour & bodycolour, 64 x 85 cm, £2,000

Stormclouds & Sunlight

Colin Allbrook RSMA RI
Watercolour & bodycolour, 58 x 73 cm, £1,200

Brighton Pier

David Allen RSMA
Pastel, 47 x 57 cm, SOLD

Colourful Venice

David Allen RSMA
Oil, 55 x 57 cm, £850

Evening Light, Staithes

David Allen RSMA
Pastel, 40 x 40 cm, £500

Porthdinllaen, Llyn Peninsula

David Allen RSMA
Pastel, 63 x 64 cm, £950

St Ives

David Allen RSMA
Pastel, 49 x 69 cm, £850

The Grand Canal

David Allen RSMA
Pastel, 69 x 81 cm, SOLD

Three Cliffs Bay

David Allen RSMA
Pastel, 49 x 79 cm, £950

School of Lava Fish

Rafael Atencia
Ceramics, 7 x 19 x 7 cm, SOLD

Big Bad Barry

Jenny Ayrton
Wire, glass, pewter & found steel, 14 x 14 x 10 cm, SOLD


Jenny Ayrton
Wire, glass & pewter, 13 x 13 x 12 cm, £550

Boat Repairs, Le Grau-du-Roi, France

Paul Banning RI RSMA
Watercolour, 78 x 90 cm, £2,000

Fort Le Clonque, Alderney

Paul Banning RI RSMA
Watercolour, 76 x 94 cm, £2,000

Refit at Woodbridge Boatyard

Paul Banning RI RSMA
Oil, 42 x 37 cm, SOLD

The Old Lighthouse, Port of Spain, Trinidad

Paul Banning RI RSMA
Oil, 41 x 52 cm, £650

Related events

Artist demonstration
10 October 2019
Nicholas St John Rosse RSMA will be in the Gallery working in oils
Special event
11 October 2019
Discuss the work in the Exhibition, ideas around art making, get art market insights and ask your questions on all things art
Artist demonstration
11 October 2019
Geoff Hunt PPRSMA will be in the Gallery working in watercolour
Artist demonstration
12 October 2019
Duncan Palmar ARSMA will be in the Gallery working in oils
Artist demonstration
15 October 2019
Michael Salt ARSMA will be in the Gallery working in oils
Artist demonstration
16 October 2019
David Allen RSMA will be working in the Gallery in pastel
Artist demonstration
18 October 2019
Unfortunately, due to unforeseen circumstances, this event has been cancelled.