Sea Pictures Gallery, Clare specialising in original, affordable, contemporary marine art in all media.
Sea Pictures Gallery in 2005 when they lived in London. Originally it was only on the web. After 4 years of looking for the right place, they moved to Clare in 2008. In September 2009 they held their first exhibition in their new gallery.
In a Georgian shop in the heart of Clare, Suffolk’s Smallest Town, we stock high quality, original, contemporary maritime related art from artists across the UK, with particular emphasis on East Anglian artists. Many of our artists are members of professional bodies such as the Royal Society of Marine Artists; the Society of Women Artists; the Society of Wildlife Artists; the Society of Wood Engravers and the East Anglian Group of Marine Artists. We also promote talented younger artists who we are confident will be the names of the future.
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 this year it was Tim Hall.
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.
Changes to Opening Times
The Gallery will not be open the Easter Weekend. Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience. Our next major exhibition opens on 26th April – Printworks IV – our annual look at the world of printmaking.
Normal Opening Times are:
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday – 10am-5pm Sunday 11.30am-3.30pm (Winter)
Our current featured exhibition is entitled TWO TALENTED LADIES – a joint exhibition of the work of embroiderer Michelle Holmes and contemporary landscape painter, Carol Saunderson ends on 17th April.
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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Up to date information on visiting Suffolk can be found on Visit Suffolk’s website. Look out for the Take Me To Suffolk campaign for 2014.
Following on from our successful weekend as part of The Big Draw,
we are putting together a short programme of art technique courses for 2014. We aim to cover -
- Line and Wash.
- Painting in Oil and Watercolour.
- Linocut Printmaking.
If you would like to know more, please contact us to register your interest and you’ll be the first to hear what is on offer.