Royal Society of Marine Artists Annual Exhibition 2018

Royal Society of Marine Artists Annual Exhibition 2018

Join us for the Private View:
Wednesday 10 October, 11am to 8pm

Generations of artists have sought inspiration from the sea and that tradition continues today. The Royal Society of Marine Artists Annual Exhibition will feature some 400 works, by RSMA members and a new generation of artists who have discovered the fascination of the sea.

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These works, in a wide range of styles, sizes and media, capture the many moods of the sea and the coast and offer something to delight everyone – vast oceans, secluded harbours, sunny beaches, dramatic coastlines and a whole variety of craft, large and small, that ply the waters of the world.

The Royal Society of Marine Artists (RSMA) was founded in 1939 and 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.

The Annual Exhibition at Mall Galleries is a chance to see recent work by the members and works selected from the open submission. 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 work is representational in the broadest sense and includes all the usual media: oil, watercolour, acrylic, pastel, pencil, pen and ink, as well as prints and the occasional sculpture.

All work is for sale and start from as little as £300.

Mall Galleries and the Royal Society of Marine Artist can also help with commissioning marine art. Some of our clients are private yacht owners looking to memorialise their vessel in paint, whereas others want to delve into naval history with marine artists specialised in the subject.