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


The Pump House, Bristol Docks

Paul Banning RI RSMA
Watercolour, 77 x 96 cm, £2,000

The Road to Point Radix, Trinidad

Paul Banning RI RSMA
Oil, 50 x 62 cm, £900

Waiting for the Tide, Paynes Boatyard, Emsworth

Paul Banning RI RSMA
Oil, 37 x 42 cm, £500

Dawn Light, Mevagissey

Peter Barker RSMA
Oil, 32 x 38 cm, SOLD

Glistening Mud, Porthleven

Peter Barker RSMA
Oil, 61 x 82 cm, £3,250

Into the Light, Burnham Overy Staithe

Peter Barker RSMA
Oil, 39 x 44 cm, SOLD

Leaving St Mary's, Isles of Scilly

Peter Barker RSMA
Oil, 45 x 77 cm, £2,150

Lion Rock, Kynance Cove

Peter Barker RSMA
Oil, 61 x 76 cm, £2,850

Remus and Fearnot at Brancaster Staithe

Peter Barker RSMA
Oil, 49 x 54 cm, SOLD

Through the Gap, Mousehole

Peter Barker RSMA
Oil, 39 x 49 cm, SOLD

Breakers in Low Sun

James Bartholomew RSMA
Watercolour & pastel, 69 x 86 cm, £1,500

Cornish Blues (Treen Cove from Gurnards Head)

James Bartholomew RSMA
Watercolour & pastel, 77 x 94 cm, £1,800

Emerging Sun, Polperro Harbour

James Bartholomew RSMA
Watercolour & pastel, 71 x 56 cm, £1,400

Sun & Sea Mist, Dingle

James Bartholomew RSMA
Watercolour & pastel, 45 x 55 cm, £750

Westerly Squall

James Bartholomew RSMA
Watercolour & pastel, 66 x 77 cm, SOLD

'Ocean Lady' escorted to Thames Estuary

Fred Beckett RSMA FROI Hon RI Hon RBA
Oil, 58 x 68 cm, £1,575

Porto Rafael, Sardinia

Fred Beckett RSMA FROI Hon RI Hon RBA
Oil, 37 x 47 cm, £875

The Old Lifeboat Station, Wells, Norfolk

Fred Beckett RSMA FROI Hon RI Hon RBA
Oil, 69 x 83 cm, £2,250

The Wherry 'Albion' crossing Breydon Water

Fred Beckett RSMA FROI Hon RI Hon RBA
Oil, 69 x 83 cm, £2,250

Waiting for the Ferry, Walberswick

Fred Beckett RSMA FROI Hon RI Hon RBA
Oil, 37 x 47 cm, £875

Pedn Vounder Reflections from Sand Bar

Diana Boanas
Watercolour, 56 x 74 cm, £600

Pedn Vounder Rock Pool

Diana Boanas
Watercolour, 56 x 74 cm, £600


Toby Boothman
Oil, 41 x 71 cm, £6,000

The Hoisted Man

Toby Boothman
Oil, 60 x 108 cm, £4,500

Sohal Surgeonfish Acanthurus Sohal

Wendy Borello RSMA
Watercolour, 40.5 x 52 cm, £1,300

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.