Congratulations go to HVA Members: John Durham, who has had work selected from over 1,100 submissions for the Royal Society of Marine Artists Annual Exhibition at the Mall Galleries 28 Sept - 8 October 2016. 10am to 5pm (closes 1pm on final day), and Marko Humphrey Lahti who has won the Brian Mercer Stone Carving Award.



'Marloes Beach, Pembrokeshire'

The Royal Society of Marine Artists Annual Exhibition has come to be recognised as the most prestigious and varied exhibition of marine art in the UK. The exhibition's theme is the sea and everything related to it, from beaches and creeks to harbours and boats. The premier marine art exhibition in the country, it will feature over 400 works from emerging and well-established artists across a range of media, including oil painting, watercolour, pastels, prints, and sculpture. All work is available for sale, so anyone can take some of the sea home with them.

John specialises in painting  geological landscapes using vibrant acrylics. He will be taking part in this year's Open Studios and his work can been seen at the Frogmore Paper Mill, Apsley (Brochure No. 5c)

Royal Society of Marine Artists Annual Exhibition, Mall Galleries, The Mall, London SW1

Tel: 020 7930 6844 /

Marko Humphrey Lahti has been awarded the 2016 stone carving residency in Pietrasanta, Italy at world renowned Studio Sem Scultori Associati Srl. He will be carving Carara marble for 3 months in 2017 under instruction from master craftsmen. This is a fully supported scholarship funded by The Brian Mercer Trust and awarded through The Royal British Society of Sculptors.

'Hugging Couple II'