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

On a Scottish Loch

Peter Cronin RSMA
Watercolour, 53 x 65 cm, £850


Peter Cronin RSMA
Watercolour, 54 x 60 cm, £950


Peter Cronin RSMA
Watercolour, 47 x 44 cm, £480

Topsham Quay

Judith Cummings
Oil, 40 x 51 cm, £400

Autumn Light, Roxby Beck, Staithes

David Curtis VPRSMA ROI
Oil, 64 x 77 cm, £3,450

Diffused Light, Pin Mill

David Curtis VPRSMA ROI
Oil, 48 x 76 cm, £3,250

First Light, Kentallen

David Curtis VPRSMA ROI
Watercolour, 45 x 53 cm, £985

Incoming Tide, Craster

David Curtis VPRSMA ROI
Oil, 48 x 37 cm, £1,850

Rocky Cove, Porthcothan

David Curtis VPRSMA ROI
Oil, 40 x 40 cm, £2,100

Still Morning, Staithes

David Curtis VPRSMA ROI
Oil, 55 x 44 cm, £2,450

Sunlit Rooftops, Staithes

David Curtis VPRSMA ROI
Oil, 38 x 46 cm, £1,750


Lesley Dabson
Oil, 101 x 81 cm, £1,900

Clear Light: Staithes

Richard Dack RSMA
Oil, 55 x 73 cm, £750

Resting in the Sun

Richard Dack RSMA
Oil, 59 x 66 cm, £850

Rock Wave: Flamborough

Richard Dack RSMA
Oil, 67 x 75 cm, £1,500

Secrets of a Fisherman's Window

Richard Dack RSMA
Oil, 66 x 76 cm, £1,700

Shipyard Façade

Richard Dack RSMA
Oil, 74 x 106 cm, £1,850

Summer in the Beck

Richard Dack RSMA
Oil, 51 x 59 cm, £550

Worthing 1

Roger Dannheimer
Oil, 61 x 51 cm, £950

Beach Finds

Carol Davidson
Watercolour, 42 x 55 cm, £425

A Little Shoal (edition of 50, 10 avaliable)

Charlie Davies
Etching, 33 x 33 cm, 300 (£120 u/f)

Breaking Free

Elena Degenhardt
Soft pastel, 71 x 52 cm, £1,200

The Breath

Elena Degenhardt
Soft pastel, 56 x 70 cm, £1,400

Study of Shells

Anna Dennis
Oil, 31 x 45 cm, £450

Sheringham West Slipway

Andrew Dibben
Watercolour, 58 x 77 cm, £895

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