Below are links to reviews of other past RSMA exhibitions

RSMA 2017 Patching Exhibition Review
RSMA 2016 Tenby exhibition review link
RSMA 2016 Tenby exhibition review
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 2014 RSMA Exhibition held at the Mall Galleries, London

We celebrated the 75th anniversary of our founding with a stunning exhibition. The quality of the work, from members and non-members alike, was excellent, the hanging showed all the works to advantage, and the sales and visitor numbers were both most impressive.

We were delighted to welcome David Aisher to open our exhibition on Private View day. Within the sailing world his credentials are impeccable – member of the Royal Ocean Racing Club and, until last autumn, Vice Commodore (Yachting) of the Royal Yacht Squadron. The

gallery was crowded throughout the day, with marine painting enthusiasts eager to see the exhibition and make their purchases.

As usual, the evening before the Private View was reserved for the Friends of the RSMA. This is an opportunity for our special group of supporters to view the exhibition in the relative calm of a private reception – and, of course, they have the first choice of the paintings and sculptures on show. Music was provided by instrumentalists from the Royal College of Music, wine and canapés were served

throughout the evening, and, judging by the comments received after the event, an extremely enjoyable evening was had by all.

On a number of occasions during the exhibition members set up their easels and worked in the gallery, giving visitors the opportunity to talk with the artists and see how they tackled their subject. We also ran three all-day practical painting workshops in the Mall Galleries Learning Centre. These proved popular, with all the students commenting on how much they had gained from the experience.

The 2014 RSMA exhibition prize winners

The Charles Pears Award:
“Pull”, an oil painting by Jamel Akib

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The Artist Magazine Award:
Douglas Gray RSMA (right) with David Aisher, the guest opener

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The Russell and Chapple Prize:
Keith Noble RSMA, RBSA

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The Winsor and Newton Oil Prize:
Tony Feld

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The R K Burt Canson and Arches Award:
John Lines RSMA RBSA (left) with David Aisher, the guest opener

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Sea Pictures Gallery Award: Working Relationships:
Brian Collins (right) with Sarah Pugh (Sea Pictures Gallery)

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The Classic Boat Prize:
Brian Jones (right) with Dan Houston (Classic Boat editor)

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The Derek Gardner 'Sea and Sky' Award:
Robert Grimson (right) with David Aisher, the guest opener

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Below is a small selection from over 300 works on show at our 2014 Annual Exhibition at the Mall Galleries, London.

"Docklands in the 1950s"
Alan Runagall
Watercolour

Alan Runagall, Docklands in the 1950s

"As the tide comes in - Morston"
Alistair Butt
Oil

Alistair Butt, As the tide comes in - Morston

"Morning at St Ives"
Alistair Butt
Oil

Alistair Butt, Morning at St Ives

"Puffins on the Farne Islands"
Alistair Butt
Oil

Alistair Butt Puffins on the Farne Islands

"Scudding clouds at Lands End"
Alistair Butt
Oil

Alistair Butt Scudding clouds at Lands End

"The Dunwich Lifeboat Ann Ferguson's service to the Flora"
Mark Myers
Watercolour

Mark Myers The Dunwich Lifeboat Ann Ferguson's service to the Flora

"Float colours, Weymouth"
Bert Wright
Oil

Bert Wright Float colours, Weymouth

"Overy Staithe, Norfolk"
Bert Wright
Watercolour

Bert Wright Overy Staithe, Norfolk

"Rock formations"
Bert Wright
Watercolour

Bert Wright Rock formations

"Sorting the catch, Grau d'Auge"
Colin Allbrook
Oil

Colin Allbrook Sorting the catch - Grau d'Auge

"The Wardroom, BRNC Dartmouth"
Colin Allbrook
Watercolour

Colin Allbrook The wardroom - BRNC Dartmouth

"Sunshine on the Beck, Staithes"
David Allen
Pastel

David Allen Sunshine on the Beck, Staithes

"Cromer Point"
Douglas Gray
Oil

Douglas Gray Cromer Point

"Passing showers, Thornham"
Fred Beckett
Oil

Fred Beckett Passing showers, Thornham

"Sailing at Walberswick"
Fred Beckett
Oil

Fred Beckett Sailing at Walberswick

"A concentration of force, the Mediterranean fleet off Arenys de Mar 1814"
Geoff Hunt
Oil

Geoff Hunt A concentration of force, the Mediterranean fleet off Arenys de Mar 1814

"Faversham Creek, low light"
Ben Mowll
Oil

Ben Mowll Faversham Creek - low light

"Sea Mist Clearing Bembridge"
Ivan Lapper
Oil

Ivan Lapper Sea Mist Clearing Bembridge

"High Tide and Shimmering Water at Mullion"
Ivan Lapper
Oil

Ivan Lapper High Tide and Shimmering Water a Mullion

"Calm Water at Bembridge"
Ivan Lapper
Oil

Ivan Lapper Calm Water at Bembridge

"Shimmering Water and Seagulls"
Ivan Lapper
Oil

Ivan Lapper Shimmering Water and Seagulls

"Evening Falls, Noss Mayo, Devon"
Peter Wileman
Oil

Peter Wileman Evening Falls - Noss Mayo - Devon

"The Savoyard port"
Keith Richens
Oil

Keith Richens The Savoyard port

"Urchins"
Keith Richens
Oil

Keith Richens Urchins

"Blue and Gold"
Keith Richens
Oil

Keith Richens Blue and gold

"Harbour Reflections"
Keith Richens
Oil

Keith Richens Harbour Reflections

"Swanage Pier at twilight"
Margaret Heath
Watercolour

Margaret Heath Swanage Pier at twilight

"Wells Quay at first light"
Margaret Heath
Watercolour

Margaret Heath Wells Quay at first light

"British Sharpies off to the race"
Margaret Heath
Watercolour

Margaret Heath British Sharpies off to the race

"Eastbourne Pier in evening light"
Margaret Heath
Watercolour

Margaret Heath Eastbourne Pier in evening light

"Above Budleigh Salterton"
Elizabeth Smith
Pastel

Elizabeth Smith Above Budleigh Salterton

"Windswept Tree"
Elizabeth Smith
Pastel

Elizabeth Smith Windswept Tree

"Moored by the Promenade"
Elizabeth Smith
Pastel

Elizabeth Smith Moored by the Promenade

"Boats at Polperro"
Moira Huntly
Acrylic

Moira Huntly Boats at Polperro

"Low Tide"
Moira Huntly
Gouache

Moira Huntly Low Tide

"Milwall Dock"
Moira Huntly
Gouache

Moira Huntly Milwall Dock

"Beach Relic Odin at Port Mulgrave"
Richard Dack
Oil

Richard Dack Beach Relic Odin at Port Mulgrave

"Friends on the shore"
Nicholas St John Rosse
Oil

Nicholas St John Rosse Friends on the shore

"Storm brewing, Gull Rock"
Nicholas St John Rosse
Oil

Nicholas St John Rosse Storm brewing, Gull Rock

"On the edge"
Nicholas St John Rosse
Oil

Nicholas St John Rosse On the edge

"Setting sail"
Nicholas St John Rosse
Oil

Nicholas St John Rosse Setting sail

"Canary Wharf from Bugby's Reach"
Paul Banning
Watercolour

Paul Banning Canary Wharf from Bugbys Reach

"Ready for launching POS Trinidad"
Paul Banning
Oil

Paul Banning Ready for launching POS Trinidad

"Sparkling Light, Staithes"
Robert Brindley
Oil

Robert Brindley Sparkling Light, Staithes

"Study at Low Tide, Staithes"
Robert Brindley
Oil

Robert Brindley Study at Low Tide, Staithes

"Yachts, Whitby Marina"
Robert Brindley
Watercolour

Robert Brindley Yachts, Whitby Marina

"Tropical Seas"
Wendy Borello
Watercolour

Wendy Borello Tropical Seas

"Upturned wreck of the SMS Szent Istvan"
Wendy Borello
Watercolour

Wendy Borello Upturned wreck of the SMS Szent Istvan
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