Sea Pictures Gallery, Clare specialising in original, affordable, contemporary marine art in all media.
Sea Pictures Gallery which stocks high quality, original art in all media from artists across the UK. Many of our artists are members of their professional bodies such as the RSMA, SWA, SWLA, EAGMA, RI, BIPP, RPS. Sea Pictures Gallery is also the home of Suffolk Framing, handling all conservation, restoration and framing needs.
Normal Opening Times are:
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday – 10am-5pm Sunday 11.30am-3.30pm
The Gallery is currently hiding under scaffolding if you are wondering where we are. We are open even though we don’t look it so be brave…. Also please be aware that the A1092 which is the main road in Clare towards Cavendish and Long Melford will be closed for gas main repairs until the end of August. All businesses are trading as normal. Please call if you wish to check your route to us. If you follow the diversion and still manage to get to Clare, you can claim a free tea or coffee from me! The diversion is for HGVs – ordinary motorists can use the back roads.
THE SUMMER EXHIBITION – paintings in all media from 15 artists, some of whom are exhibiting with the gallery for the first time is now open and runs throughout the summer. We are also showing new work from Clare Wakefield and Michelle Holmes as well as an exhibition of the work of two of East Anglia’s finest printmakers – Chrissy Norman and James Dodds – in the new Gallery in the Hall.
You can easily spend a day in Clare as there is something for everyone here. We have a castle, a Country Park with childrens’ playground, the river Stour, Clare Priory, the Ancient House Museum, several pubs and cafes and apart from the Co-op, all the shops are run by independent traders.
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We introduced one-day workshops in the gallery in 2014 and they have been very popular. Everyone who attended has had a fantastic time and gone home exhausted – and that includes the tutors!
Our courses for the summer are complete and we are now working on our autumn programme to include a two day linocut masterclass for those who want to develop their technique as well as more one day beginners’ courses. There will be more Learn to Draw courses too. To register your interest in these or ask about other courses please contact the gallery.
We sponsor an annual prize at the Royal Society of Marine Artists for a piece of work that depicts the Working Relationship with the Sea. Past winners have been Simon Davis RP RBSA; Richard Dack RSMA EAGMA; John Lines RSMA RBSA RDAS KAG; Moira Huntly RSMA PPPS RI RWA and in 2013 it was Tim Hall. This year’s winner is Brian Collins with his piece “Sea Trials II”.
We have a changing programme of exhibitions and events throughout the year, details of which are sent to our subscribers. Please add your name to our database if you would like to be invited to Private Views and other events that take place in the Gallery. You can do this on line or by signing the book in the gallery when you visit. You can also follow us on Twitter and Facebook.