Below are links to reviews of other past RSMA exhibitions

RSMA 2016 Tenby exhibition review link
RSMA 2016 Tenby exhibition review link
RSMA 2015 exhibition review link
Review of the 2015 RSMA Exhibition held at St. Barbe Museum and Art Gallery, Lymington
RSMA 2014 exhibition review link

Review of the 2015 RSMA Exhibition held at the Mall Galleries, London

The 2015 annual exhibition was the 70th staged by the RSMA. There were many highlights to this very successful show,
but perhaps the most memorable was the afternoon of the Private View Day, when we were honoured to welcome Sir Robin Knox-Johnston to open the exhibition. Sir Robin
holds a unique place in yachting history, and amongst the great sailors of the world – he was the first person to sail solo non-stop around the world, an extraordinary feat of skill, bravery

and endurance that he completed in 1969.

The show was almost certainly our largest ever, with 329 works celebrating the sea in all its diversity. It was wonderful to see so many visitors enjoying the range of work on offer, and the sales reflected this high level of interest.

On various days throughout the exhibition members and associate members worked on paintings in the gallery, and visitors clearly

welcomed this opportunity to engage with the artist, ask questions and generally learn more about the painting process.

A series of hands-on, full day practical painting workshops were also run in conjunction with
the exhibition. Lead by experienced members, they offered group and individual tuition on a range of subjects connected with marine painting and drawing.

Congratulations to our many 2015 award winners

The R K Burt Canson and Arches Award:
Margret Heath RSMA (right) with
Sir Robin Knox-Johnston

Award winner RSMA exhibition - Copyright: RSMA

The Classic Boat Prize:
Rob Peake (left) - Classic Boat editor with Sheena Bevis-White (centre) and Sir Robin Knox-Johnston

Award winner RSMA exhibition - Copyright: RSMA

The Russell and Chapple Prize:
John Lines RSMA RBSA (left) with
Sir Robin Knox-Johnston

Award winner RSMA exhibition - Copyright: RSMA

The Winsor and Newton Oil Prize:
Bruce Williams

Award winner RSMA exhibition - Copyright: RSMA

Sea Pictures Gallery Award: Working Relationships:
David Nixon

Award winner RSMA exhibition - Copyright: RSMA

The Artist Magazine Award:
Jamel Akib

Award winner RSMA exhibition - Copyright: RSMA

The Charles Pears Award:
Tony Williams (left) with Sir Robin Knox-Johnston

Award winner RSMA exhibition - Copyright: RSMA

The Derek Gardner 'Sea and Sky' Award:
James Williams

Award winner RSMA exhibition - Copyright: RSMA

Below is a small selection from over 300 works on show at our 2015 Annual Exhibition at the Mall Galleries, London.

"HMS Victory at the Battle of St Vincent"
Geoff Hunt
oil

Geoff Hunt, HMS Victory at the Battle of St Vincent

"Winter sunrise, Lymington Quay"
Margaret Heath
watercolour

Margaret Heath, Winter sunrise, Lymington Quay

"Near sunset"
Nicholas St John Rosse
oil

Nicholas St John Rosse, Near sunset

"Pink bucket, blue bucket"
Nicholas St John Rosse
oil

Nicholas St John Rosse, Pink bucket, blue bucket

"Returning home"
Peter Wileman
oil

Peter Wileman, Returning home

"Chasing down"
Peter Wileman
oil

Peter Wileman, Chasing down

"Valsheda off the Needles"
Barry Peckham
oil

Barry Peckham, Valsheda off the Needles

"Below the Old Battery, IOW"
Barry Peckham
oil

Barry Peckham, Below the Old Battery, IOW

"Inner harbour, Mevagissey"
Ivan Lapper
oil

Ivan Lapper, Inner harbour, Mevagissey

"Resting in the Harbour, St Ives"
Alistair Butt
oil

Alistair Butt, Resting in the Harbour, St Ives

"Farne Island Puffins"
Alistair Butt
oil

Alistair Butt, Farne Islad Puffins

"Brighter Outlook - Mousehole"
Alistair Butt
oil

Alistair Butt, Brighter Outlook - Mousehole

"A reluctant bather!"
Nicholas St John Rosse
oil

Nicholas St John Rosse, A reluctant bather!

"Crabbing explorers"
Raymond Leech
oil

Raymond Leech, Crabbing explorers

"Exploring"
Nicholas St John Rosse
oil

Nicholas St John Rosse, Exploring

"Still morning on the Norfolk coast"
Alistair Butt
oil

Alistair Butt, Still morning on the Norfolk coast

"In-Depth Conversation - Sennen Cove"
Alistair Butt
oil

Alistair Butt, In-Depth Conversation - Sennen Cove

"Pool Dippers - Kynance Cove"
Alistair Butt
oil

Alistair Butt, Pool Dippers - Kynance Cove

"A day on South Beach, Tenby"
Nicholas St John Rosse
oil

Nicholas St John Rosse, A day on South Beach, Tenby

"End of the Toppers race, Lowestoft"
Raymond Leech
oil

Raymond Leech, End of the Toppers race, Lowestoft

"Summertime memories, Southwold"
Raymond Leech
oil

Raymond Leech, Summertime memories, Southwold

"Beach spades"
Raymond Leech
oil

Raymond Leech, Still morning on the Norfolk coast

"Refreshment after the race"
Raymond Leech
oil

Raymond Leech, Refreshment after the race

"Seaside cornets"
Raymond Leech
oil

Raymond Leech, Seaside cornets

"Classic yachts racing in Thorness Bay"
Martin Swan
oil

Martin Swan, Classic yachts racing in Thorness Bay

"Foredeck 1"
Martin Swan
oil

Martin Swan, The foredeck

"Patrolling the shallows"
Wendy Borello
watercolour

Wendy Borello, Patrolling the shallows

"V"
Martin Swan
oil

Martin Swan, V

"Madagascan Waters"
Wendy Borello
watercolour

Wendy Borello, Madagascan Waters

"The green mooring"
Martin Swan
oil

Martin Swan, The green mooring

"Waiting Workers"
John Lines
oil

John Lines, Coastal watchers

"St Ives"
David Allen
pastel

David Allen, St Ives

"West Bay, Dorset"
Barry Peckham
oil

Barry Peckham, West Bay, Dorset

"The Grand Canal at Academia"
David Allen
pastel

David Allen, The Grand Canal at Academia

"Three Cliffs Bay, Gower Peninsular"
David Allen
pastel

David Allen, Three Cliffs Bay, Gower Peninsular

"Clearing sky, Clay-Next-The-Sea"
David Allen
pastel

David Allen, Clearing sky, Clay-Next-The-Sea

"Cadets, Toppers and Optimists waiting to launch, West Mersea"
David Allen
pastel

David Allen, Cadets, Toppers and Optimists waiting to launch, West Mersea

"Breakfast on the Riviera"
Douglas Gray
oil

Douglas Gray, Breakfast on the Riviera

"Cornelian Bay"
Douglas Gray
oil

Douglas Gray, Cornelian Bay

"Seaweed and pebbles"
Douglas Gray
oil

Douglas Gray, Seaweed and pebbles

"Reflection"
Keith Noble
watercolour

Keith Noble, Reflection

"Slipway, Scarborough"
Douglas Gray
oil

Douglas Gray, Slipway, Scarborough

"Brighton Pier at dusk"
Margaret Heath
watercolour

Margaret Heath, Brighton Pier at dusk

"Evening, Mawddach Estuary"
Margaret Heath
watercolour

Margaret Heath, Evening, Mawddach Estuary

"Evening reflections, Weymouth Harbour"
Margaret Heath
watercolour

Margaret Heath, Evening reflections, Weymouth Harbour

"On the beach, Cowes"
John Stillman
oil

John Stillman, On the beach, Cowes

"The Reminder, Maldon"
John Stillman
oil

John Stillman, The Reminder, Maldon

"Tenby sunrise"
Margaret Heath
watercolour

Margaret Heath, Tenby sunrise

"Bringing in the catch"
John Stillman
oil

John Stillman, Bringing in the catch

"Still morning, Walberswick"
Keith Noble
watercolour

Keith Noble, Still morning, Walberswick

"Boats, Staithes Harbour"
Robert Brindley
oil

Robert Brindley, Boats, Staithes Harbour

"Across the marshes from Calshot"
Elizabeth Smith
pastel

Elizabeth Smith, Across the marshes from Calshot

"A day at the seaside"
Elizabeth Smith
pastel

Elizabeth Smith, A day at the seaside

"Waiting for the instructor"
Elizabeth Smith
gouache

Elizabeth Smith, Waiting for the instructor

"Sunday sailing"
Elizabeth Smith
pastel

Elizabeth Smith, Sunday sailing

"Low tide, Tenby"
Elizabeth Smith
pastel

Elizabeth Smith, Low tide, Tenby

"The Boatyard"
Elizabeth Smith
pastel

Elizabeth Smith, The Boatyard

"The red buoy"
Keith Noble
watercolour

Keith Noble, The red buoy

"The beach, Porthtowan"
Keith Noble
oil

Keith Noble, The beach, Porthtowan

"Full harbour, Mullion"
Ivan Lapper
oil

Ivan Lapper, Full harbour, Mullion

"The Old Basin, Honfleur"
Fred Beckett
oil

Fred Beckett, The Old Basin, Honfleur

"Home from the race, River Orwell"
Alan Runagall
watercolour

Alan Runagall, Home from the race, River Orwell

"Under repair, Southwold"
Fred Beckett
oil

Fred Beckett, Under repair, Southwold

"Canal reflections, Venice"
Ivan Lapper
oil

Ivan Lapper, Canal reflections, Venice

"Shipwreck beach, Lanai"
Moira Huntly
acrylic

Moira Huntly, Shipwreck beach, Lanai

"Dockyard cranes"
Moira Huntly
acrylic

Moira Huntly, Dockyard cranes

"Last of the sun"
Colin Allbrook
oil

Colin Allbrook, Last of the sun

"Corner of Staithes"
Moira Huntly
mixed media

Moira Huntly, Corner of Staithes

"The pier at Aberysthwyth"
Colin Allbrook
oil

Colin Allbrook, The pier at Aberysthwyth
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