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

Staithes from the Harbour Wall - Summer

Bruce Mulcahy RSMA
Gouache, 60 x 67 cm, £900

X Boats at Itchenor

Robbie Murdoch
Oil, 28 x 33 cm, £600

A Tow for the Tamar

Mark Myers PPRSMA
Watercolour, 42 x 51 cm, £975

The Battle of Pulo Aura, 15 February 1804

Mark Myers PPRSMA
Watercolour, 56 x 72 cm, £2,350

The Elizabeth Scown Surfing into Bude

Mark Myers PPRSMA
Watercolour, 42 x 51 cm, £975

December Quay

Pete Newell
Acrylic, 43 x 64 cm, £750

Evening Beach, Perranporth, Cornwall

Keith Noble RSMA
Oil, 28 x 36 cm, £425

On the Lagoon, Venice

Keith Noble RSMA
Watercolour, 46.5 x 44 cm, £500

Quiet Harbour, Tenby

Keith Noble RSMA
Watercolour, 55.5 x 72.5 cm, £925

Spring, Tresillian River, Cornwall

Keith Noble RSMA
Watercolour, 45 x 56 cm, £565

The Grand Canal, Venice

Keith Noble RSMA
Oil, 41 x 42.5 cm, £700

The Old Boat House, Porthallow, Cornwall

Keith Noble RSMA
Oil, 37 x 71 cm, £850

On the Way back from Edinburgh

Edman O'Aivazian RSMA ROI
Oil, 54 x 74 cm, £1,800

Hermitage Moorings and Tower Bridge

Carol Owen
Oil, 45 x 91 cm, £1,725

Evening Glow, Trevone

Duncan Palmar ARSMA
Oil, 111.5 x 58.5 cm, £2,245

February Walk from Gurnard's Head

Duncan Palmar ARSMA
Oil, 114.5 x 74 cm, £2,500

Reflections on Traeth Llanddwyn, Anglesey

Duncan Palmar ARSMA
Oil, 89 x 89 cm, £2,295

Welcombe Mouth II

Claire Paul
Acrylic & charcoal, 60 x 97 cm, £750

A Break in the Clouds, Exmouth

Barry Peckham RSMA ROI
Oil, 33 x 43 cm, £450

Receding Tide, Exmouth

Barry Peckham RSMA ROI
Oil, 38 x 64 cm, £995

Silver Light, Porlock

Barry Peckham RSMA ROI
Oil, 33 x 43 cm, £450

Westward, off The Needles

Barry Peckham RSMA ROI
Oil, 48 x 71 cm, £1,995

Curlew Skull

Jordan Peers
Watercolour, 27 x 15 cm, £360

The Thames at Greenwich

Nancy Petley Jones
Oil, 89 x 63 cm, £1,850

Mooring at Staithes

Matthew Phinn
Watercolour, 75 x 45 cm, £580

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