Important exhibition dates, info and times:

3th October

RSMA Friends' Evening: Ticket required. 5.30 – 7.30pm

4th October

Private View: Invitation only. 11.00am – 8.00pm.

The President will lead a free guided tour of the exhibition starting at 11:30am.

Opening & awards presentation at 3.30pm with guest of honour Rear Admiral Chris Gardner.


5th October
Exhibition open to the public. 10.00am – 5.00pm.


14th October

Exhibition closes at 5.00pm on the final day.

During the RSMA 2017 exhibition the following Members and Associate Members will be working in the gallery.
Please do come along to watch them at work and pick up tips
on painting in a variety of styles and media.

Thursday 5th October

Peter Cronin ARSMA – Watercolour
10am – 12.00am & 12.30pm – 2.00pm


Saturday 7th October

Ben Mowll RSMA – Watercolour
2.00pm – 4.30pm


Monday 9th October

Barry Peckham RSMA – Oils
12.00am – 2.30pm


Wednesday 11th October

Lorraine Abraham RSMA – Scratchboard & Ink, work in progress.
11.00am – 12.30pm & 1.00pm – 2.00pm


Wednesday 11th October

David Allen RSMA - Pastels
1.00pm – 3.30pm


See more details on the exhibition page

News from the 2107 RSMA Exhibition

RSMA 2017 Awards

The 2017 RSMA Award Winners

The Artist Magazine Award

Winner: Natalia Avdeeva ROI with Rear Admiral Chris Gardner


Natalia Avdeeva ROI

The Derek Gardner 'Sea and Sky' Award

Winner: John Lines RSMA RBSA with Mary Gardner


John Lines RSMA RBSA

The Winsor and Newton Oil Prize

Winner: Gillian Roberts RSMA with Rear Admiral Chris Gardner


Gillian Roberts RSMA

The R K Burt Canson Prize

Winner: Deb Walker RI ARSMA with Rear Admiral Chris Gardner


Deb Walker RI ARSMA

The Russell and Chapple Prize

Winner: Alice White with Rear Admiral Chris Gardner


Alice White

The RSMA 35 or Under Award

Winner: Natalia Kuptsova with Rear Admiral Chris Gardner & Elizabeth Smith PRSMA


 Natalia Kuptsova

The Classic Boat Award

Winner: J F Morgan RSMA


J F Morgan RSMA

The Charles Pears Award

Winner: David Hawthorne with Rear Admiral Chris Gardner


David Hawthorne

The Topbond Marine Award

Winner:Tony Feld


Tony Feld

The Sea Pictures Gallery Award

Winner:Martin Swan VPRSMA with Sarah Pugh of Sea Pictures Gallery


Tony Feld

The Royal Society of Marine Artists

The Royal Society of Marine Artists

The Royal Society of Marine Artists is 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.

This country is an island nation with a proud maritime heritage. The coastline of Britain and its principal islands measures some 19,400 miles, presenting a wide variety of often spectacular scenery.

The sea is part of who we are as a nation. It is this heritage and this environment that we aim to celebrate.

Whilst much of our work is representational in the broadest sense, our styles, choice of subject matter and painting medium vary enormously. Some of our Members specialise in thoroughly researched historical subjects, others capture the thrill of modern yacht racing; some enjoy muddy creeks and quiet harbours, others find beauty in super-tankers and cargo vessels; some find inspiration on the deep sea, others explore what's under the sea.

But no matter what we paint, or in what style, no matter whether we paint en plein-air or in the studio, the sea is always our main source of inspiration.

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