Maritime art exhibition in London
by Tom Isitt
The Royal Society of Marine Artists Annual Exhibition this year (October 17 - 28) features nautical scenes from near and far - the River Thames to the canals of Venice, from the recent past to long ago; this years’ Queen’s Jubilee Regatta to the Sinking of the Mary Rose in 1545.
Geoff Hunt's works show scenes from maritime history, including the sinking of the Mary Rose, Henry VIII’s warship lost just off the Portsmouth in 1545, and British and Commonwealth aircraft-carriers at the Coronation Fleet Review, 15 June 1953. Hunt has also painted history in the making with his 'The day we wished for! Artist’s impression painted before the river pageant'. The Queen’s Jubilee will also be celebrated in work by Ronny Moortgat, Robert King and Rowena Wright.
The sea, harbours and shorelines, racing yachts and traditional craft, historical work, beaches and creeks; in fact anything that involves tidal waters, the RSMA Annual Exhibition is a chance to view work by many of the best contemporary marine artists.