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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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    The Whispering Shores

    Paintings - 100x100 cm

    Preparations For the Glitter Path

    Paintings - 80x60 cmRent for $130 /mo

    Claiming What's Mine

    Paintings - 80x60 cmRent for $130 /mo

    The Storm Sleeps

    Paintings - 100x120 cm

    Eternal Dawn

    Paintings - 50x60 cm

    Til This Moment I Never Knew Myself

    Paintings - 100x80 cmRent for $170 /mo

    Winter Dawn

    Paintings - 80x80 cm


    Paintings - 42x32 cm


    Paintings - 59x42 cm

    Gulls (Groundswell)

    Paintings - 80x80 cm

    Beyond Borders

    Paintings - 50x60 cm

    The Immigrants # 1

    Paintings - 102x102 cmRent for $525 /mo

    Beyond the Orange Beacon

    Paintings - 50x50 cmRent for $115 /mo

    The Subtle Sands

    Paintings - 50x120 cm

    Far Rockaway 1

    Paintings - 50x40 cmRent for $80 /mo

    The Oceans Edge

    Paintings - 101x101 cm

    Flood and Ebb 2

    Paintings - 45x50 cmRent for $125 /mo

    I Need a Break

    Paintings - 40x50 cmRent for $66 /mo

    Song of the Siren 2

    Paintings - 39x59 cmRent for $175 /mo

    Splendid Isolation 4

    Paintings - 18x30 cm

    Sunbathed 2

    Paintings - 76x76 cm

    Study 3 Fortress Series

    Paintings - 40x50 cmRent for $120 /mo

    Tidepool 1

    Paintings - 25x30 cmRent for $66 /mo

    Rising tide

    Paintings - 45x60 cmRent for $120 /mo

    Finding Mr Ben

    Paintings - 80x60 cmRent for $130 /mo


    Paintings - 91x122 cmRent for $280 /mo