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Review of 2016 RSMA Exhibition

Review of the 2016 RSMA Exhibition held at the Mall Galleries, London

The 2016 annual exhibition was by far the largest ever staged by the RSMA, with over 400 works showing in all three gallery spaces at Mall Galleries. We were able to show more works by our members but, equally importantly, we increased the number and range of works accepted from non-members. We were delighted that the work submitted by these non-members was particularly strong this
year and we look forward to seeing them
again in the future: indeed, we hope some
of them will go on to become elected members of the RSMA.

Visitor numbers were high: there was a real buzz in the gallery on a daily basis as visitors enjoyed the huge diversity of the paintings, drawings and sculpture on show. Their appreciation of the work was reflected in the sales, which were once again excellent.

We always aim to encourage anyone to try their hand at the visual arts, and especially, of course, to seek their inspiration from marine subjects.

To this end members gave free painting demonstrations throughout the exhibition, each working in their own style and chosen media, and these, as always, proved very popular.

Visitors were able to watch the fascinating process of a painting progressing through its many stages until completion is finally reached, and to ask questions about technique and materials. For those wishing for a more hands-on experience, we also ran a series of all-day practical painting workshops, tutored by some of our most experienced members.

Congratulations to our many 2016 award winners

The Classic Boat Prize:
Rob Peake (left) - Classic Boat editor with Geoff Hunt PPRSMA

Award winners RSMA exhibition - Copyright: Artist or/and RSMA 2016

The R K Burt Canson and Arches Award:
Wendy Borello RSMA for all works in this years exhibition

Award winners RSMA exhibition - Copyright: Artist or/and RSMA 2016

The Artist Magazine Award:
James Bartholomew with Elizabeth Meek MBE and Elizabeth Smith PRSMA

Award winners RSMA exhibition - Copyright: Artist or/and RSMA 2016

The Derek Gardner 'Sea and Sky' Award:
Jenny Morgan RSMA

Award winners RSMA exhibition - Copyright: Artist or/and RSMA 2016

The Topbond Marine Award:
Mick Dean

Award winners RSMA exhibition - Copyright: Artist or/and RSMA 2016

Sea Pictures Gallery Award: Working Relationships:
Brian Smith

Award winners RSMA exhibition - Copyright: Artist or/and RSMA 2016

The Russell and Chapple Prize:
Bruce Williams

Award winners RSMA exhibition - Copyright: Artist or/and RSMA 2016

The RSMA 35 or Under Award:
Natalia Avdeeva

Award winners RSMA exhibition - Copyright: Artist or/and RSMA 2016

The Winsor and Newton Oil Prize:
Charles Inge

Award winners RSMA exhibition - Copyright: Artist or/and RSMA 2016

Below is a small selection of work by our members from over 400 works shown at our 2016 Annual Exhibition.

"Boy and his Dog"
Nicholas St John Rosse
oil

Nicholas St John Rosse, Boy and his Dog

"Beach Huts and Pine Trees"
Margaret Heath
watercolour

Margaret Heath, Beach Huts and Pine Trees

"Sunset Moorings"
Peter Wileman
oil & mixed media

Peter Wileman, Sunset Moorings

"Ballachulish, Loch Leven"
Barry Peckham
oil

Barry Peckham, Ballachulish, Loch Leven

"Kite Flying, West Wittering"
John Stillman
oil

John Stillman, Kite Flying, West Wittering

"Beached"
Ivan Lapper
oil

Ivan Lapper, Beached

"Late Sun Tenby"
Colin Allbrook
watercolour & bodycolour

Colin Allbrook, Late Sun Tenby

"Staithes in Bright Sunlight"
Alistair Butt
oil

Alistair Butt, Staithes in Bright Sunlight

"Ebbing Tide - Polperro Harbour"
David Curtis
oil

David Curtis, Ebbing Tide - Polperro Harbour

"Low Tide in Staithes"
Dennis Syrett
oil

Dennis Syrett, Low Tide in Staithes

"MV Balmoral, Bristol Docks"
Robert Brindley
oil

Robert Brindley, MV Balmoral, Bristol Docks

"The Rudder"
Martin Swan
oil

Martin Swan, The Rudder

"Wet Sands, St Ives"
Barry Peckham
oil

Barry Peckham, Wet Sands, St Ives

"The Onset of Dusk, Fowey"
Peter Wileman
oil

Peter Wileman, The Onset of Dusk, Fowey

"Sea Horse Fantasy"
Lorraine Abraham
mixed relief print

Lorraine Abraham, Sea Horse Fantasy

"First Paddle of the Season Oil"
Nicholas St John Rosse
oil

Nicholas St John Rosse, First Paddle of the Season Oil

Coral Head, Bassas da India"
Wendy Borello
watercolour

Wendy Borello, Coral Head, Bassas da India

Sea Life, Mozambique Channel"
Wendy Borello
watercolour

Wendy Borello, Sea Life, Mozambique Channel

"La Flotte, Ile de Re"
David Howell
watercolour

David Howell, La Flotte, Ile de Re

"Crabbers at Work - Walberswick"
Raymond Leech
oil

Raymond Leech, Crabbers at Work - Walberswick

"Low Tide at Buckler’s Hard"
Margaret Heath
watercolour

Margaret Heath, Low Tide at Buckler’s Hard

"Beachscape - Deal Foreshore"
David Curtis
watercolour

David Curtis, Beachscape - Deal Foreshore

"Returning Lobster Fishermen - Crail"
Alistair Butt
oil

Alistair Butt, Returning Lobster Fishermen - Crail

"Cayman Islands Town Regatta, 1935"
Geoff Hunt
oil

Geoff Hunt,Cayman Islands Town Regatta, 1935

"Beached Root"
Gareth Brown
oil

Gareth Brown, Beached Root

"Nets II"
Gareth Brown
oil

Gareth Brown, Nets II

"The Thames at Westminster"
David Allen
pastel

David Allen, The Thames at Westminster

"In Ballast"
John Lines
oil

John Lines, In Ballast

"Inner Harbour"
Moira Huntly
watercolour & gouache

Moira Huntly, Inner Harbour

"Low Water"
Moira Huntly
watercolour & gouache

Moira Huntly, CLow Water

"The Grand Canal at Rialto"
David Allen

David Allen, The Grand Canal at Rialto

"Steam Hammer, Dock Construction"
Bert Wright
watercolour

Bert Wright, Steam Hammer, Dock Construction

"Ocean Racers St Nazaire"
Paul Banning
watercolour

Paul Banning, Ocean Racers St Nazaire

"August, Colwell Bay, Isle of Wight"
John Stillman
oil

John Stillman, August, Colwell Bay, Isle of Wight

"High Water, Langstone Harbour"
Elizabeth Smith
pastel

Elizabeth Smith, High Water, Langstone Harbour

"X Boats Racing off Cowes"
Elizabeth Smith
gouache

Elizabeth Smith, X Boats Racing off Cowes

"Still Water, Walberswick"
Keith Noble
watercolour

Keith Noble, On the Shingle, Aldeburgh

"On the Shingle, Aldeburgh"
Keith Noble
watercolour

Keith Noble, On the Shingle, Aldeburgh

"A Place in the Sun, Mousehole"
Sonia Robinson
oil

Sonia Robinson, A Place in the Sun, Mousehole

"Lunch Break at Parkol Marine, Whitby"
Gillian Roberts
oil

Gillian Roberts, Lunch Break at Parkol Marine, Whitby

"Salute"
Keith P Richens
oil

Keith P Richens, Salute

"The Fish Pier, Bridlington"
Gillian Roberts
oil

Gillian Roberts, The Fish Pier, Bridlington

"Towards San Giorgio"
Keith P Richens
oil

Keith P Richens, Towards San Giorgio

"Rainclouds over Maldon"
Trevor Chamberlain
watercolour

Trevor Chamberlain, Rainclouds over Maldon

"‘Scillonian’ at Night, Penzance"
Brian Mitchell
oil

Brian Mitchell, ‘Scillonian’ at Night, Penzance

"Preparing for the Sunday Race St Malo"
Paul Banning
oil

Paul Banning, Preparing for the Sunday Race St Malo

"Tide Coming In, St Ives"
Colin Allbrook
watercolour & bodycolour

Colin Allbrook, Tide Coming In, St Ives

"Leaving Port, Mevagissey, 5am"
Peter Barker
pastel

Peter Barker, Leaving Port, Mevagissey, 5am

"Bathers, Capriccioli, Sardinia"
Fred Beckett
watercolour

Fred Beckett, Bathers, Capriccioli, Sardinia

"Winter Moorings, Pin Mill"
Alan Runagall
watercolour

Alan Runagall, Winter Moorings, Pin Mill

Porto Rafael, Sardinia"
Fred Beckett
watercolour

Fred Beckett, Porto Rafael, Sardinia

"Calle del Forno, Venice"
Neil Faulkner
watercolour

Neil Faulkner, Calle del Forno, Venice

"North Quay: Lowestoft"
Richard Dack
oil

Richard Dack, North Quay: Lowestoft

"Blue, White and Orange: BM23"
Brian Mitchell
acrylic

Brian Mitchell, ‘Blue, White and Orange: BM23

"Cliffs and Reflections"
Benjamin Mowll
oil

Benjamin Mowll, Cliffs and Reflections

"The Beach - Mousehole"
Geoffrey Huband
oil

Geoffrey Huband, The Beach - Mousehole

"A Herring Fleet 1897"
John Michael Groves
oil

John Michael Groves, A Herring Fleet 1897

"River Traffic, Downstream"
Alan Runagall
watercolour

Alan Runagall, Rye, River Traffic, Downstream

"On the Grand Canal"
Benjamin Mowll
watercolour

Benjamin Mowll, On the Grand Canal

"Evening Sail - Marazion"
Geoffrey Huband
oil

Geoffrey Huband, Evening Sail - Marazion

"Frigate Becalmed"
Roger Desoutter
oil

Roger Desoutter, Frigate Becalmed

"Somme Fishermen circa 1930"
Patrick R Donovan
acrylic

Patrick R Donovan, Somme Fishermen circa 1930

"The Royal Yacht Caroline II 1749/50"
Roy Cross
oil & acrylic

Roy Cross, The Royal Yacht Caroline II 1749/50

"Port Isaac"
Peter Cronin
watercolour

Peter Cronin, Port Isaac

"Dry Dock in France"
Sidney Cardew
watercolour

Sidney Cardew, Dry Dock in France

"Midsummer Morning Port of Auray "
Kenneth Denton
oil

Kenneth Denton, Midsummer Morning Port of Auray

"Puig Regatta Barcelona 2014"
Brian Jones
oil

Brian Jones, Puig Regatta Barcelona 2014

"Dry Dockyard"
William Carney
oil

William Carney, Dry Dockyard

"West Kirby Sailing Club"
Neil Faulkner
watercolour

Neil Faulkner, West Kirby Sailing Club

"Forts on the Horizon"
Ivan Lapper
oil

Ivan Lapper, Forts on the Horizon

"Sheds & Sunlight, Brancaster Staithe"
Peter Barker
pastel

Peter Barker, Sheds & Sunlight, Brancaster Staithe

"Paddy’s Hole: Teeside"
Richard Dack
oil

Richard Dack, Paddy’s Hole: Teeside

"South Bay Scarborough"
Douglas Gray
oil

Douglas Gray, South Bay Scarborough

"Walking the Dogs Scarborough"
Douglas Gray
oil

Douglas Gray, Walking the Dogs Scarborough

"Light Airs, White Heather II & Shamrock"
Jenny Morgan
oil

Jenny Morgan, Light Airs, White Heather II and Shamrock

"The Dawn Haul"
Jenny Morgan
oil

Jenny Morgan, The Dawn Haul

"Sunlit Cliffs with Arch, Flamborough Head"
Bruce Mulcahy
oil

Bruce Mulcahy, Sunlit Cliffs with Arch, Flamborough Head

"Elise Sculling, Mousehole "
Tim Hall
oil

Tim Hall, Elise Sculling, Mousehole

"The Gun-Brig ‘Mutine’ at the Bombardment of Algiers, 1816"
Mark Myers
watercolour

Mark Myers, The Discovery of Cape Horn, 29 January 1616

"The Beach at Cromer"
Robert King
oil

Robert King, The Beach at Cromer

"The Revenue Cutter ‘Resolution’ in Caldy Roads"
Mark Myers
watercolour

Mark Myers, The Discovery of Cape Horn, 29 January 1616
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