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

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Damiatenbrug, Dordrecht

Andrew Dixon
Oil, 43 x 53 cm, £850
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Bawley and Schooner

Patrick R Donovan
Watercolour & gouache, 44 x 64 cm, £650
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East Coast Brig

Patrick R Donovan
Watercolour & gouache, 44 x 64 cm, SOLD
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Liverpool Pilot No. 7

Patrick R Donovan
Watercolour & gouache, 44 x 64 cm, SOLD
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Nocturne with a Polluted Light (Part VI)

Matthew Draper PS
Pastel, 92 x 157 cm, £8,500
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Sea Mist, A Nocturnal View of Falmouth Harbour

Matthew Draper PS
Pastel, 50 x 105 cm, SOLD
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Bejeweled Sea, Amalfi

Neil Faulkner RSMA
Watercolour, 48 x 77 cm, £1,500
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Cadiz Cathedral

Neil Faulkner RSMA
Watercolour, 60 x 77 cm, £1,750
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Daredevils

Neil Faulkner RSMA
Watercolour, 60 x 77 cm, £1,500
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Early Morning, Pogerola, Amalfi Coast

Neil Faulkner RSMA
Watercolour, 60 x 77 cm, £1,750
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Offloading, Tenby Harbour

Neil Faulkner RSMA
Watercolour, 64 x 77 cm, SOLD
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Plane Tree, Amalfi Coast

Neil Faulkner RSMA
Watercolour, 60 x 77 cm, £1,500
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Salvia

Andrew Field
Oil, 52 x 52 cm, £550
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Man on a Boat, Essaouira, Morocco

Brian Fleming RSMA
Gouache, 44 x 66 cm, £2,000
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Men Moving a Boat, Essaouira, Morocco

Brian Fleming RSMA
Gouache, 45 x 67 cm, £2,000
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Men Sorting Fishing Nets, Essaouira, Morocco

Brian Fleming RSMA
Gouache, 45 x 68 cm, £2,000
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Pool of Light

Colette Fowler-Marson
Oil, 48 x 48 cm, SOLD
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HMS Vengeance 1899

Charles Gardner
Watercolour, 71 x 55 cm, £600
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On Reflection

C David Gillingwater
Oil, 112 x 112 cm, £2,750
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Low Tide, Pin Mill

Margaret Glass PS
Pastel, 61 x 76 cm, £1,300
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The Beach, Salcombe

Margaret Glass PS
Pastel, 48 x 58 cm, £740
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Wind over Tide, River Orwell

Margaret Glass PS
Pastel, 48 x 76 cm, SOLD
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Calm Courage

Trace Goldsmith
Acrylic, 50 x 50 cm, SOLD
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Sun/Sea/Sand (Hilbre Island in the Dee Estuary)

Alison Grant
Acrylic, 51 x 76 cm, SOLD
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Autumn Evening on the Thames

Douglas Gray RSMA
Oil, 55 x 95 cm, £3,950

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