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 Lighthouse of the Mediterranean - Stromboli

Wendy Borello RSMA
Watercolour, 60 x 78 cm, £1,600

Choppy Water, Istanbul Harbour

Robert Brindley RSMA
Watercolour, 43 x 51 cm, £700

Evening Reflections, Staithes

Robert Brindley RSMA
Oil, 19 x 22 cm, SOLD

Fishing Boats, Whitby Harbour

Robert Brindley RSMA
Oil, 43 x 43 cm, £850

Silver Light, Staithes Harbour

Robert Brindley RSMA
Watercolour, 41 x 54 cm, SOLD

Smoke & Light, Whitby Harbour

Robert Brindley RSMA
Watercolour, 43 x 43 cm, £600

Beached Root V

Gareth Brown RSMA
Oil, 117 x 149 cm, £8,500

In with the Evening Tide

Chris Burdett
Pastel, 42 x 52 cm, £550

Afternoon at South Stack

Alistair Butt RSMA
Oil, 44 x 54 cm, SOLD

Early Morning at Morston

Alistair Butt RSMA
Oil, 39 x 49 cm, £750

Low Water in the Evening at Morston

Alistair Butt RSMA
Oil, 44 x 54 cm, SOLD

Unloading the Crabs

Alistair Butt RSMA
Oil, 39 x 49 cm, £750

Watching the Waves, Turnberry

Alistair Butt RSMA
Oil, 39 x 49 cm, £750

Chalk Cliff, Birling Gap

Trevor Chamberlain RSMA ROI
Watercolour, 58 x 66 cm, £1,950

June (edition of 50, 29 avaliable)

Merlyn Chesterman
Woodcut, 50 x 40 cm, £200 u/f

Cutters in St Malo

Kevin Clarkson
Acrylic, 77 x 97 cm, £875

Seaweed, Cromer, Low Tide

Sheila Coherton Robinson
Oil, 62 x 53 cm, SOLD

Posts, East Head

Christopher Cole
Oil, 63 x 53 cm, £1,250

Tenby Harbour (edition of 30, 3 avaliable)

Austin Cole RBA
Etching & aquatint, 20 x 42 cm, 310 (£260 u/f)


Brian Collins
Oil, 25 x 45 cm, SOLD

North of Funchal, Madeira

Brian Collins
Oil, 25 x 45 cm, SOLD

A Day at the Seaside

Simon Conolly
Fired stoneware clay relief, 25 x 100 x 8 cm, £1,200

Tide's Out - Folkestone Harbour

Richard P Cook RBA
Oil, 54 x 94 cm, £2,000

Cornoch Marine Brittany

Peter Cronin RSMA
Watercolour, 56 x 70 cm, £1,100

Harbour Wall, Polperro

Peter Cronin RSMA
Watercolour, 55 x 55 cm, £850

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.