Celebration of Cruise Ships and Destinations

Free entry for readers of Northern Ireland Travel News to the Royal Society of Marine Artists annual Exhibition

Royal Society of Marine Artists Annual Exhibition at Mall Galleries, The Mall, London, celebrates the sea and includes paintings depicting cruise ships and their destinations.

Generations of artists have sought inspiration from the sea and that tradition continues today. The annual exhibition will feature some 400 works, by RSMA members and a new generation of artists who have discovered the fascination of the sea.

These works, in a wide range of styles, sizes and media, capture the many moods of the sea and the coast and offer something to delight everyone.

Readers of Northern Ireland Travel News can gain free entry for two to the exhibition when quoting your Northern Ireland Travel News at the gallery desk (normal price £8).

Douglas Gray RSMA’s QE2 New York, shows the Queen Elizabeth 2 ocean liner arriving in New York. Designed for the transatlantic service from her home port of Southampton to New York, the QE2 was operated by Cunard as both a transatlantic liner and a cruise ship from 1969 to 2008.

The Royal Society of Marine Artists (RSMA) is widely recognised as 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.

The common theme is the sea and tidal waters although, within that remit, members work is wide and varied. Subjects range from deep water shipping to coastal scenes, competitive sailing to quiet harbours, marine wildlife to still-life.

Some members specialise in carefully researched historical paintings; others paint en plein air, attempting to capture the essence of the scene at a particular moment in time; yet others work in their studio from copious notes and sketches made on location.

All works are for sale.