About the Gallery


1st February – 5th March
We start the new year with an exhibition of work by artists we have not shown before. We are delighted to welcome Howard Coles RCA, Jean Noble RI SWA, Peter Jamieson, Haidee-Jo Summers ROI ARSMA,  Lesley Munro and Sarah Rooms Heaphy to Sea Pictures Gallery and we hope our audience will enjoy this new work too.


9th March – 23rd April
Sea Nature is an exhibition that turns the attention to the coastal margins and wildlife rather than our usual boats and harbours. Brin Edwards SWLA, Ann Lewis VPRCA and Rebecca Nason will all be showing new work with us.


27th April – 11th June
This is our ninth exhibition on the art of the printmaker and is one of our most popular exhibitions. Working with many of the UK’s leading printmakers we will be showcasing etchings, wood engravings, linocut prints, wood block prints, lithographs and monotypes. There are blocks and tools and explanations from the artists about their work. there are books featuring the printmakers and, as always, a wide selection of artist produced cards.


21st June – 24th August
Our Summer Exhibition this year is Up River and is part of the River Stour Festival. From Clare to Manningtree there will be a large and diverse number of events, festivals and exhibitions throughout the summer. On Saturday 21st July from 6pm-8pm we are hosting a poetry reading event with The Black Sandal Press in the gallery, with music from The Columbines and a pop-up bookstore from Harris & Harris Books, Clare’s independent bookshop. Tickets are ¬£5.00 to include light refreshments and are available from with the Gallery or Harris & Harris Books.

The East Anglian Group of Marine Artists

21st September – 22nd October
We welcome back selected members of the East Anglian Group of Marine Artists who have several new members since they last exhibited at the gallery.

The Christmas Exhibition

1st November – 5th January 2019
A cornucopia of ideas for the present giving season from our artists around the UK.

We are a real gallery operating on the web, not just a catalogue. We specialise in maritime and marine subjects, or artists with links to the sea or experience of the coastal way of life anywhere in the world. We stock high quality original contemporary works of art in all media. With a few exceptions, all of the work offered for sale comes from artists who are still earning their living by producing art. Our artists come from all parts of the UK.

Terms and Conditions

All goods featured on the website are available to purchase unless otherwise stated. Larger digital images can be sent by email to enable our customers to satisfy themselves that the item is suitable for their needs.

No goods will be shipped until full payment has been received.

Goods purchased from the website i.e. unseen, that are found to be unsuitable may be returned within 7 days of receipt as long as we have been informed of the situation and return shipping arrangements have been agreed. A full refund will be paid upon the safe return of the item or items concerned.

Goods bought in the gallery can only be refunded at the discretion of the proprietors.

We believe the goods featured on our site are accurately represented having been photographed and measured. Errors do sometimes occur. All goods are sold E & O E.
It is not our intention to create a shopping cart facility – these original works are not things you can standardise in terms of packing and shipping! We are happy to make the necessary shipping arrangements after consultation with our clients. The insurance of the goods whilst in transit is the responsibility of the purchaser.

Customer Feedback

Here’s what some of our recent web shoppers have had to say about dealing remotely with us:-

“It arrived with not even a crease in the brown paper – fantastic!” M Wade (Lancashire)

“The bowl arrived safe and sound, needless to say I’m delighted! Thank you for being really easy to deal with and for sorting out its safe delivery.” R MacTavish (Scotland)

“It has been quite a busy summer. “Hayling Island” was a huge hit with the young lady. Many thanks to you for your assistance. G Lucas (Indianapolis)

“Got it and LOVE it!!! thank you so much!” M Krechmer (New York)

How to Buy from the website

If you would like to purchase any of the items shown on the site, or enquire about others, please either
phone us – +44 (0) 1787 279 024 or
email us –
in the first instance to discuss availability.

We accept most of the major credit and debit cards but not American Express. From 30th June 2011 the Payments Council closed the Cheque Guarantee Card Scheme and cheques will no longer be accepted as a method of payment.

It is not our intention to create a shopping cart facility – these original works are not things you can standardise in terms of packing and shipping! We are happy to make the necessary shipping arrangements after consultation with our clients. The insurance of the goods whilst in transit is the responsibility of the purchaser.

Gift Vouchers

Sometimes it is hard to decide what to buy for someone and art is such a personal thing. To help in these situations we have created a Gift Certificate which is valid for 12 months from the date of purchase. If you think this would be appropriate for you, please ask us to arrange this for you.


In September 2009 we became sponsors of the Royal Society of Marine Artists’ Annual Exhibition and awarded the first Sea Pictures Gallery Working Relationship With The Sea Prize.

How to Apply to the Gallery

We welcome applications from artists to exhibit with us. Please send a short introductory email with two jpegs of recent work to

Art Consultancy

If you are decorating or developing, privately or commercially, and want advice on suitable works of art, please contact us for advice, picture selection or artist selection. Items may come from our stock, may be commissioned from our artists or sourced on the open market.

Picture Search

We offer a picture search service for a modest commission fee. We will gladly search for an image, historical or contemporary graphic or photographic from the huge range of resources we are constantly looking up or being referred to. We keep a large record and can usually find what you are looking for and can supply or reproduce as appropriate.

“Just a note to say my parents were over the moon with the picture and in their words it really made the day very special for them because of the subject and also because it was from all the family. Many thanks for arranging the picture for us because I am quite certain that I would not have found a subject of the same quality.” (Text of email from a client.)

Picture Hanging

Hanging pictures takes time and patience and a certain amount of experience. If you feel that it is not something you fancy doing we are happy to help you as long as you have purchased the item (s) in question from us. Please feel able to ask us to help


Many of the artists featured will happily undertake commissions but these can only be arranged through Sea Pictures Gallery. Please bear in mind that you may have to wait for your work to be started depending on what other commitments the artist may have. Although our artists are marine painters, several of them are also accomplished portrait painters for example. Please feel able to discuss even the vaguest of ideas with us as we do know a lot of artists and if we can find a solution for you, we will be delighted to help.

Picture Framing & Restoration

We are regularly consulted by clients who have existing art works that need some TLC. Foxing is a common problem; the dirt of ages past another one.

We work with highly qualified specialist paper conservators and oil painting restorers. We are happy to refer your work to them for advice and if appropriate, a costing. Please be aware that such restoration is not a simple matter and it may take weeks before your work is returned to us.

Another common query is framing repair and/or replacement. Framing tastes change and yet rather than discard a painting that appears unfashionable, re-presenting the work can bring it back to life.

For pieces that are sold un-framed or if a change of frame is required, we can offer assistance through our sister company SUFFOLK FRAMING.