Sea Pictures Gallery, Clare specialising in original, affordable, contemporary marine art in all media.
In a Georgian shop in the heart of Clare, Suffolk’s smallest town, you will find a contemporary art gallery specialising in maritime inspired art. Sarah and Alaric Pugh run Sea Pictures Gallery which stocks high quality, original art in all media from artists across the UK. Exhibitions change every six weeks and many of the artists we represent are members of the big painting societies such as the RI, RSMA, PS, SWLA and SWA. Our photographers are all professionals and include members of the BIPP and RPS.
Sea Pictures Gallery is also the home of Suffolk Framing, handling all conservation, restoration and framing needs.
Our first POP UP CERAMICS’ SHOW opens Thursday 19th November until 30th. With the latest BBC programme on ceramics and the publication of the latest edition of The Potter’s Dictionary of Materials and Techniques also available in the gallery, there should be something to inspire and uplift at the very least.
Normal Opening Times are:
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday – 10am-5pm Sunday 11.30am-3.30pm
You can easily spend a day in Clare as there is something for everyone here. Come and shop locally and leave the big shopping centre hassle behind! To download our Shop Locally leaflet
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One space remains on the two-day linocut masterclass on 28/29 November. Please contact us if you are interested as soon as possible.
Royal Society of Marine Artists’ Sponsorship
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, Tim Hall ARSMA and Brian Collins. The 2015 winner is High-rise by David Nixon.
We have all seen these piles of lobster and crab traps in harbours around the world. We chose this because liked the choice of subject being the often ‘taken for granted’ tools of the trade. Here they all are – waiting for the next journey out to sea – to bring home food for the table, not just in terms of creature caught but also in money earned. A slightly sideways interpretation of ‘working relationship with the sea’ but one we shouldn’t overlook. You can stare at the image and see different things all the time. You can return to the painting and see subtleties you didn’t see last time. The pattern. The tranquility. They’re having a rest before the next shift….
The exhibition runs until 25th October at the Mall Galleries.