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

Huband-Geoffrey-Nymphe--Cleopatre.jpg

Nymphe & Cleopatre, 18 June 1793

Geoffrey Huband RSMA
Oil, 60 x 80 cm, £3,950
Huband-Geoffrey-The-Solomon-Browne.jpg

The Solomon Browne, 19 December 1981

Geoffrey Huband RSMA
Oil, 81 x 107 cm, £4,000
Hunt-Gordon-As-The-Sun-Breaks-Through-Fowey-Town-Quay.jpg

As the Sun Breaks Through - Fowey Town Quay

Gordon Hunt
Acrylic, 50 x 50 cm, £720
Hunt-Geoff-“A-sorts-of-snow”-HM-brig-Sophie-off-Cape-Mola-Minorca.jpg

"A sorts of snow" - HM Brig Sophie off Cape Mola, Minorca

Geoff Hunt PPRSMA
Oil, 62 x 83 cm, £17,250
Hunt-Geoff-A-pub-on-the-tideway-the-“Prospect-of-Whitby.jpg

A Pub on the Tideway (The 'Prospect of Whitby')

Geoff Hunt PPRSMA
Watercolour, 51 x 43 cm, SOLD
Hunt-Geoff-Golden-Hinde-in-dock.jpg

Golden Hinde in Dock (Field Sketch)

Geoff Hunt PPRSMA
Acrylic, 52 x 52 cm, £2,750
Hunt-Geoff-Queenborough-Town-Quay.jpg

Queenborough Town Quay

Geoff Hunt PPRSMA
Watercolour, 43 x 51 cm, £875
Huntly-Moira-Dockside-I-gouache-xcms.jpg

Dockside I

Moira Huntly PPPS RI RSMA
Watercolour & gouache, 62.5 x 54 cm, £1,275
Huntly-Moira-Dockside-II-gouache-xcms.jpg

Dockside II

Moira Huntly PPPS RI RSMA
Watercolour & gouache, 62.5 x 54 cm, £1,275
Huntly-Moira-Safe-Harbour.jpg

Safe Harbour

Moira Huntly PPPS RI RSMA
Mixed media (Watercolour, gouache & conté pencil), 48 x 53 cm, £975
Jarvis-Kim-Iona-Jewel-Of-The-Sea.jpg

Iona, Jewel of the Sea

Kim Jarvis
Oil, 75 x 95 cm, SOLD
Jones-Rebecca-Ocean-From-Above.jpg

Ocean from Above

Rebecca Jones
Watercolour, 43 x 53 cm, £1,500
Jones-Barbara-Rusty-Chains-Mullion.jpg

Rusty Chains, Mullion

Barbara Jones
Watercolour, 68 x 54 cm, £850
Jones-Brian-Mariquita-and-Mariette-Off-St-Tropez.jpg

Mariquita & Maritte off St Tropez

Brian J Jones RSMA
Oil, 120 x 170 cm, £9,995
Jones-Brian-Shramrock-and-Candida-copy.jpg

Shamrock & Candida

Brian J Jones RSMA
Oil, 78 x 108 cm, £5,500
KingRobert-HighSummer.jpg

High Summer

Robert King RSMA RI
Oil, 31 x 38 cm, £1,200
Kirby-Jennifer-Gradual-Decline.jpg

Gradual Decline (edition of 15, 12 avaliable)

Jennifer Kirby
Etching, 75 x 36 cm, 440 (£340 u/f)
Lapper-Ivan-A-Quiet-Canal-Venice.jpg

A Quiet Canal, Venice

Ivan Lapper RSMA
Watercolour, 80 x 69 cm, SOLD
Lapper-Ivan-Dusk.jpg

Dusk

Ivan Lapper RSMA
Watercolour, 71 x 56 cm, £600
Lapper-Ivan-Secluded-Canal-Venice.jpg

Secluded Canal, Venice

Ivan Lapper RSMA
Watercolour, 79 x 59 cm, £850
Lee-Craig-At-Waters-Edge.jpg

At Water's Edge

Craig Lee
Oil, 32 x 22 cm, £450
Lee-Craig-Building-Sand-Castles.jpg

Building Sand Castles

Craig Lee
Oil, 42 x 32 cm, £650
Leech-Raymond-Beach-Cafe-Southwold.jpg

Beach Cafe - Southwold

Raymond Leech RSMA
Oil, 34 x 57 cm, £925
Leech-Raymond-Beach-View-Southwold.jpg

Beach View - Southwold

Raymond Leech RSMA
Oil, 66 x 81 cm, £1,875

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Unfortunately, due to unforeseen circumstances, this event has been cancelled.