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 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 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. A few of these may still be available for purchase - please enquire via this website. The size shown (in cm) includes the frame.

"City Harbour"
Moira Huntly
watercolour & gouache, 54.5 x 73cm

Moira Huntly, City Harbour

"Beach Huts and Pine Trees"
Margaret Heath
watercolour, 51 x 61cm

Margaret Heath, Beach Huts and Pine Trees

"Absorbed in Play"
Nicholas St John Rosse
oil, 74 x 93cm

Nicholas St John Rosse, Absorbed in Play

"Boy and his Dog"
Nicholas St John Rosse
oil, 47 x 57cm

Nicholas St John Rosse, Boy and his Dog

"Sunlit Harbour, St Ives"
Barry Peckham
oil, 33 x 47cm

Barry Peckham, Sunlit Harbour, St Ives

"Sunset Moorings"
Peter Wileman
oil & mixed media, 69 x 79cm

Peter Wileman, Sunset Moorings

"Ballachulish, Loch Leven"
Barry Peckham
oil, 38 x 43cm

Barry Peckham, Ballachulish, Loch Leven

"Kite Flying, West Wittering"
John Stillman
oil, 38 x 43cm

John Stillman, Kite Flying, West Wittering

"Beached"
Ivan Lapper
oil, 29 x 34cm

Ivan Lapper, Beached

"Morning at Bempton Cliffs"
Alistair Butt
oil, 44 x 54cm

Alistair Butt, Morning at Bempton Cliffs

"Staithes in Bright Sunlight"
Alistair Butt
oil, 44 x 54cm

Alistair Butt, Staithes in Bright Sunlight

"Ebbing Tide - Polperro Harbour"
David Curtis
oil, 57 x 72cm

David Curtis, Ebbing Tide - Polperro Harbour

"Low Tide in Staithes"
Dennis Syrett
oil, 50.5 x 40.5cm

Dennis Syrett, Low Tide in Staithes

"MV Balmoral, Bristol Docks"
Robert Brindley
oil, 53 x 43cm

Robert Brindley, MV Balmoral, Bristol Docks

"The Rudder"
Martin Swan
oil, 43 x 53cm

Martin Swan, The Rudder

"Wet Sands, St Ives"
Barry Peckham
oil, 43 x 47cm

Barry Peckham, Wet Sands, St Ives

"The Onset of Dusk, Fowey"
Peter Wileman
oil, 70 x 80 cm

Peter Wileman, The Onset of Dusk, Fowey

"Sea Horse Fantasy"
Lorraine Abraham
mixed relief print, 46 x 51cm

Lorraine Abraham, Sea Horse Fantasy

"First Paddle of the Season Oil"
Nicholas St John Rosse
oil, 43 x 53cm

Nicholas St John Rosse, First Paddle of the Season Oil

Coral Head, Bassas da India"
Wendy Borello
watercolour, 43.5 x 50cm

Wendy Borello, Coral Head, Bassas da India

Sea Life, Mozambique Channel"
Wendy Borello
watercolour, 65.3 x 75.5cm

Wendy Borello, Sea Life, Mozambique Channel

Bassas da India Marine Life"
Wendy Borello
watercolour, 39 x 45cm

Wendy Borello, Bassas da India Marine Life

"Late Sun Tenby"
Colin Allbrook
watercolour & bodycolour , 57 x 73cm

Colin Allbrook, Late Sun Tenby

"Still Water - Appledore"
Colin Allbrook
watercolour & bodycolour , 57 x 73cm

Colin Allbrook, Still Water - Appledorey

"Evening Sun on Cap Canaille"
Margaret Heath
watercolour, 51 x 61cm

Margaret Heath, Evening Sun on Cap Canaille

"La Flotte, Ile de Re"
David Howell
watercolour, 65 x 77cm

David Howell, La Flotte, Ile de Re

"Low Tide at Buckler’s Hard"
Margaret Heath
watercolour, 51 x 61cm

Margaret Heath, Low Tide at Buckler’s Hard

"Thames Barges"
Douglas Gray
oil, 59 x 79cm

Douglas Gray, Thames Barges

"Crabbers at Work - Walberswick"
Raymond Leech
oil, 31 x 46cm

Raymond Leech, Crabbers at Work - Walberswick

"Cayman Islands Town Regatta, 1935"
Geoff Hunt
oil, 57 x 92cm

Geoff Hunt,Cayman Islands Town Regatta, 1935

"Beachscape - Deal Foreshore"
David Curtis
watercolour, 57 x 72cm

David Curtis, Beachscape - Deal Foreshore

"Returning Lobster Fishermen - Crail"
Alistair Butt
oil, 39 x 49cm

Alistair Butt, Returning Lobster Fishermen - Crail

"Bright Light - Staithes Outer Harbour"
David Curtis
watercolour, 49 x 59cm

David Curtis, Bright Light - Staithes Outer Harbour

"Beached Root"
Gareth Brown
oil, 108.5 x 136.5cm

Gareth Brown, Beached Root

"Nets II"
Gareth Brown
oil, 79 x 104.5cm

Gareth Brown, Nets II

"The Thames at Westminster"
David Allen
pastel, 61 x 74cm

David Allen, The Thames at Westminster

"Porthgain Harbour"
David Allen
pastel, 38 x 37cm

David Allen, Porthgain Harbour

"Inner Harbour"
Moira Huntly
watercolour & gouache, 17.5 x 22.2cm

Moira Huntly, Inner Harbour

"Low Water"
Moira Huntly
watercolour & gouache, 54 x 62cm

Moira Huntly, CLow Water

"The Grand Canal at Rialto"
David Allen
pastel, 61 x 74cm

David Allen, The Grand Canal at Rialto

"Dark Secrets St Nazaire Sub Pens"
Paul Banning
watercolour, 76 x 95cm

Paul Banning, Dark Secrets St Nazaire Sub Pens

"Ocean Racers St Nazaire"
Paul Banning
watercolour, 76 x 95cm

Paul Banning, Ocean Racers St Nazaire

"August, Colwell Bay, Isle of Wight"
John Stillman
oil, 81 x 112cm

John Stillman, August, Colwell Bay, Isle of Wight

"High Water, Langstone Harbour"
Elizabeth Smith
pastel, 53 x 65cm

Elizabeth Smith, High Water, Langstone Harbour

"X Boats Racing off Cowes"
Elizabeth Smith
gouache, 36 x 45cm

Elizabeth Smith, X Boats Racing off Cowes

"Still Water, Walberswick"
Keith Noble
watercolour, 45 x 54.5cm

Keith Noble, On the Shingle, Aldeburgh

"On the Shingle, Aldeburgh"
Keith Noble
watercolour, 37 x 43cm

Keith Noble, On the Shingle, Aldeburgh

"Still Day, Bosham"
Elizabeth Smith
pastel, 49 x 57cm

Elizabeth Smith, Still Day, Bosham

"Towards San Giorgio"
Keith P Richens
oil, 68 x 66cm

Keith P Richens, Towards San Giorgio

"Off the Western Isles"
Peter Wileman
oil, 46 x 46cm

Peter Wileman, Off the Western Isles

"Towards San Giorgio Maggiore"
Keith Noble
oil 28.5 x 27cm

Keith Noble, Towards San Giorgio Maggiore

"A Place in the Sun, Mousehole"
Sonia Robinson
oil, 38 x 48cm

Sonia Robinson, A Place in the Sun, Mousehole

"Steam Hammer, Dock Construction"
Bert Wright
watercolour, 55 x 65cm

Bert Wright, Steam Hammer, Dock Construction

"Sunset, Yarmouth, Isle of Wight"
John Stillman
oil, 37 x 47cm

John Stillman, Sunset, Yarmouth, Isle of Wight

"Lunch Break at Parkol Marine, Whitby"
Gillian Roberts
oil, 58 x 67cm

Gillian Roberts, Lunch Break at Parkol Marine, Whitby

"Salute"
Keith P Richens
oil, 26 x 31cm

Keith P Richens, Salute

"The Fish Pier, Bridlington"
Gillian Roberts
oil, 42 x 49cm

Gillian Roberts, The Fish Pier, Bridlington

"Stripes"
Keith P Richens
oil, 34 x 36cm

Keith P Richens, Stripes

"Rainclouds over Maldon"
Trevor Chamberlain
watercolour, 70 x 78cm

Trevor Chamberlain, Rainclouds over Maldon

"‘Scillonian’ at Night, Penzance"
Brian Mitchell
oil, 72 x 82cm

Brian Mitchell, ‘Scillonian’ at Night, Penzance

"Preparing for the Sunday Race St Malo"
Paul Banning
oil, 75 x 90cm

Paul Banning, Preparing for the Sunday Race St Malo

"Tide Coming In, St Ives"
Colin Allbrook
watercolour & bodycolour, 81 x 100cm

Colin Allbrook, Tide Coming In, St Ives

"Leaving Port, Mevagissey, 5am"
Peter Barker
pastel, 66 x 79cm

Peter Barker, Leaving Port, Mevagissey, 5am

"Bathers, Capriccioli, Sardinia"
Fred Beckett
watercolour 50 x 60cm

Fred Beckett, Bathers, Capriccioli, Sardinia

"High Summer, Burnham Overy Staithe"
Peter Barker
pastel, 66 x 86cm

Peter Barker, High Summer, Burnham Overy Staithe

Porto Rafael, Sardinia"
Fred Beckett
watercolour 50 x 60cm

Fred Beckett, Porto Rafael, Sardinia

"Calle del Forno, Venice"
Neil Faulkner
watercolour, 62 x 60cm

Neil Faulkner, Calle del Forno, Venice

"The Shell Seekers"
Fred Beckett
oil, 48 x 38cm

Fred Beckett, The Shell Seekers

"Blue, White and Orange: BM23"
Brian Mitchell
acrylic, 57 x 57cm

Brian Mitchell, ‘Blue, White and Orange: BM23

"Cliffs and Reflections"
Benjamin Mowll
oil, 31 x 36cm

Benjamin Mowll, Cliffs and Reflections

"The Beach - Mousehole"
Geoffrey Huband
oil, 48 x 58cm

Geoffrey Huband, The Beach - Mousehole

"Westminster Sunset"
Benjamin Mowll
oil, 36 x 42cm

Benjamin Mowll, Westminster Sunset

"Championships - Mounts Bay"
Geoffrey Huband
oil, 52 x 62cm

Geoffrey Huband, Championships - Mounts Bay

"On the Grand Canal"
Benjamin Mowll
watercolour, 44 x 54cm

Benjamin Mowll, On the Grand Canal

"Evening Sail - Marazion"
Geoffrey Huband
oil, 58 x 73cm

Geoffrey Huband, Evening Sail - Marazion

"Frigate Becalmed"
Roger Desoutter
oil, 63 x 78cm

Roger Desoutter, Frigate Becalmed

"Somme Fishermen circa 1930"
Patrick R Donovan
acrylic, 59 x 74cm

Patrick R Donovan, Somme Fishermen circa 1930

"The Royal Yacht Caroline II 1749/50"
Roy Cross
oil & acrylic 71 x 92cm

Roy Cross, The Royal Yacht Caroline II 1749/50

"Port Isaac"
Peter Cronin
watercolour, 50 x 63cm

Peter Cronin, Port Isaac

"Dry Dock in France"
Sidney Cardew
watercolour, 70 x 85cm

Sidney Cardew, Dry Dock in France

"Midsummer Morning Port of Auray "
Kenneth Denton
oil, 79 x 108cm

Kenneth Denton, Midsummer Morning Port of Auray

"Puig Regatta Barcelona 2014"
Brian Jones
oil, 76 x 107cm

Brian Jones, Puig Regatta Barcelona 2014

"Dry Dockyard"
William Carney
oil, 35 x 60cm

William Carney, Dry Dockyard

"West Kirby Sailing Club"
Neil Faulkner
watercolour, 59 x 77cm

Neil Faulkner, West Kirby Sailing Club

"In Ballast"
John Lines
oil, 56 x 46cm

John Lines, In Ballast

"Last of the Sun"
Ivan Lapper
oil, 46 x 51cm

Ivan Lapper, Last of the Sun

"North Quay: Lowestoft"
Richard Dack
oil, 76 x 86cm

Richard Dack, North Quay: Lowestoft

"Forts on the Horizon"
Ivan Lapper
oil, 63 x 78cm

Ivan Lapper, Forts on the Horizon

"Faded Glory"
Richard Dack
oil, 86 x 100cm

Richard Dack, Faded Glory

"Paddy’s Hole: Teeside"
Richard Dack
oil, 75 x 90cm

Richard Dack, Paddy’s Hole: Teeside

"South Bay Scarborough"
Douglas Gray
oil, 46 x 56cm

Douglas Gray, South Bay Scarborough

"Walking the Dogs Scarborough"
Douglas Gray
oil, 43 x 53cm

Douglas Gray, Walking the Dogs Scarborough

"Light Airs, White Heather II & Shamrock"
Jenny Morgan
oil, 66 x 86cm

Jenny Morgan, Light Airs, White Heather II and Shamrock

"The Dawn Haul"
Jenny Morgan
oil, 74 x 92cm

Jenny Morgan, The Dawn Haul

"Sunlit Cliffs with Arch, Flamborough Head"
Bruce Mulcahy
oil, 66 x 76cm

Bruce Mulcahy, Sunlit Cliffs with Arch, Flamborough Head

"Elise Sculling, Mousehole "
Tim Hall
oil, 139 x 170cm

Tim Hall, Elise Sculling, Mousehole

"A Herring Fleet 1897"
John Michael Groves
oil, 64 x 89cm

John Michael Groves, A Herring Fleet 1897

"The Discovery of Cape Horn, 29 January 1616"
Mark Myers
watercolour, 51 x 73.5cm

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

"Winter Moorings, Pin Mill"
Alan Runagall
watercolour, 47 x 57cm

Alan Runagall, Winter Moorings, Pin Mill

"River Traffic, Downstream"
Alan Runagall
watercolour, 52 x 73cm

Alan Runagall, Rye, River Traffic, Downstream

"Sheds & Sunlight, Brancaster Staithe"
Peter Barker
pastel, 52 x 66cm

Peter Barker, Sheds & Sunlight, Brancaster Staithe

"Rye, After the Rain"
Alan Runagall
watercolour, 47 x 57cm

Alan Runagall, Rye, After the Rain

"The Gun-Brig ‘Mutine’ at the Bombardment of Algiers, 1816"
Mark Myers
watercolour, 43 x 53cm

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

"The Beach at Cromer"
Robert King
oil, 57 x 48cm

Robert King, The Beach at Cromer

"The Revenue Cutter ‘Resolution’ in Caldy Roads"
Mark Myers
watercolour, 46 x 56cm

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

"Low Water, Tenby"
Neil Faulkner
watercolour, 50 x 79cm

Neil Faulkner, Low Water, Tenby
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