I am very pleased to announce that I have been made a full member of the Royal Society of Marine Artists and I look forward to participating in future events alongside my fellow members. Here’s a little history about the society- Originally called “The Society of Marine Artists”, the inaugural exhibition was planned for October 1939. However, the start of the Second World War, on 3rd September, prevented these plans from going ahead and it wasn’t until November 1946 that the long awaited exhibition took place. Held in the newly constructed Guildhall Art Gallery, in the City of London, it featured over 100 oil paintings and some 70 watercolours. The exhibition was opened by A V Alexander, the new Minister of Defence and former First Lord of the Admiralty – a clear demonstration of the high regard in which this new Society was held.