Seascape Paintings For Sale

Browse our collection of seascape paintings for sale or available to rent online today. We’re home to some of the most exciting contemporary seascape painters who are producing energetic, striking portraits of the sea in a variety of styles, including impressionistic seascapes and figurative seascapes.

About the artists

Alison Johnson’s piece, Rollercoaster, which echoes Turner’s violent portraits of the sea. The landscape artist captures powerful, curling waves in which the colour blue alternates with dark vacuums. This ominous undercurrent is continued in Aspects of Force and The Jets but her other landscapes are a nod to the eerie calm that is also present on the British coastline.

Kazakhstani artist Yuliya Martynova also finds calm in seascapes. But her watercolours are serene and peaceful, unlike Johnson’s oils. Instead, in Blue Bay she paints a portrait of multi-tonal blue, punctuated only by two distant yachts. This is not Turner’s sea, placing man in mortal danger, but the kind holidaymakers dream about; infused with a sense of escapism.

Martynova’s seascapes are dripping in blue, whereas Nadia Day finds calm in the coast’s colourlessness on a grey day. In her piece Wonder, that greyness is animated by her choppy brushstrokes and the glinting reflection of a man and his son looking out to sea.

About Seascape Paintings

Although the art form has been documented as far back as Ancient Egypt and Ancient Greece, it was during the 17th century’s Dutch Golden Age that seascapes emerged as their own distinctive style. Dutch seascape painters such as Jan Porcellis and Jan van de Cappelle responded to an era where the Dutch navy was at the peak of its glory – making money from a booming sea trade in between battles with the British Navy – by using maritime art to depict their country’s grand Tall Ships, navigating an unpredictable ocean, cloaked in sea spray and atmosphere.

Artists’ obsession with sea scenes that pitted tiny sailors against towering waves continued through the 18th century and into the Romantic Age. JMW Turner was more obsessed than most, painting around 1,000 seascapes in his lifetime. For him, the ocean became a way to examine themes such as The Sublime and nature’s power over mankind. The Romantic painter would use light, dark and colour to seesaw between visions of the ocean as a tranquil place punctuated by pink-hued horizons and a black and violent backdrop onto which human strength – particularly the strength of fishermen – met its limits.

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      Spindrift

      Paintings - 40x50cmRent for $ 95/mo

      Tipping Point

      Paintings - 90x90cmRent for $ 165/mo

      A Coruna

      Paintings - 90x90cmRent for $ 230/mo

      Drowning

      Paintings - 100x62cmRent for $ 530/mo

      Senses Stirring

      Paintings - 50x50cmRent for $ 100/mo

      The Clash

      Paintings - 60x60cmRent for $ 85/mo

      Posidonia III

      Paintings - 70x100cmRent for $ 400/mo

      In The Moment

      Paintings - 50x76cm

      Beach Landing, Scilly Isles

      Paintings - 61x76cmRent for $ 200/mo

      Curl

      Paintings - 50x76cmRent for $ 135/mo

      Beyond Reason

      Paintings - 80x120cmRent for $ 220/mo

      The Subtle Storm

      Paintings - 90x90cm

      Rock Pools 2

      Paintings - 90x90cmRent for $ 185/mo

      Gulls (Groundswell)

      Paintings - 80x80cmRent for $ 90/mo

      Turquoise

      Paintings - 75x71cmRent for $ 120/mo

      Crescendo No.2

      Paintings - 80x80cmRent for $ 140/mo

      Blue Wave

      Paintings - 76x61cmRent for $ 120/mo

      Turquoise sea

      Paintings - 75x100cmRent for $ 205/mo

      Kai

      Paintings - 70x70cmRent for $ 80/mo

      Back wash

      Paintings - 100x100cmRent for $ 250/mo

      Solid Air (2)

      Paintings - 90x90cm

      The Tempest

      Paintings - 80x110cmRent for $ 250/mo

      Spectre II

      Paintings - 100x100cmRent for $ 350/mo

      Russvika Bay

      Paintings - 120x120cmRent for $ 355/mo

      The Restless Tides

      Paintings - 100x100cm

      Willingdon Island

      Paintings - 40x50cmRent for $ 75/mo

      Wave Power

      Paintings - 38x52cmRent for $ 145/mo

      Still Waters at Northton, Isle of Harris

      Paintings - 70x70cmRent for $ 105/mo

      Stormy Seas, Isles of Scilly - St Agnes

      Paintings - 76x61cmRent for $ 200/mo

      The beginning

      Paintings - 15x15cm