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
Please note the gallery will close at 5pm on Maundy Thursday and remain closed for the whole of the Easter weekend. We re-open on Thursday 9th April.
Our Spring exhibition SEA NATURE is on until 18th April. The exhibition looks at our coastal margins rather than boats and harbours. It features new work from Brin Edwards, Carol Saunderson, Michelle Holmes, Rebecca Nason, David Parfitt RI, Andie Clay SWA, Dave Miller, Lynn Kirsten Clarke, Clare Wakefield, Hilary Simms, David Wright, Ruth Gibson, Simon Connolly, Richard Allen and Chrissy Norman.
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!
We have the following courses organised for early summer 2015:
- Saturday 9th May – Beginners Watercolour Workshop with Tracy Saunders – spaces available
- Sunday 10th May – Beginners Watercolour Workshop with Tracy Saunders – fully booked.
Future courses being planned 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.