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Seascapes, Marine and Maritime Paintings - The Witterings

I live and work by the sea, here in West Wittering, and I doubt it will come as much of a surprise that I paint the sea - quite a lot!

If you’d like to see available seascape paintings, rather than the historic gallery, please click on the painting to the right, or follow this link

New Paintings Wave Study 5 by Steve Bonner

Wave Study 5

Oil on Canvas 24” x 24”

This was the day after the first gale of the 2017 Autumn season and although un-named it was still a pretty good blow. At the height of the storm the sea is entirely surf - the following day the swell remains but without the broken sea. About an hour and a quarter before high tide.

The sea in this painting is painted in glazes which gives it a wonderful translucent quality.


The Groyne - No 3 - West Wittering

Oil on painted edge box canvas 50cm x 100cm (20” x 40”)

A day or two after a gale. Winters sun and the tide nearly high.  


Breaker 4 - East Wittering

‘Seventh Wave - East Wittering’

50cm x 100cm (20” x 40” approx) Oil on painted edge box canvas. No frame is necessary. Very pleased with this one! When, at the edge of the shingle bank, a big breaker hits the backswash of the previous big wave, it hits it like a brick. I’ve seen a breaker like this that ran the whole length of the wave - no point in painting it - I doubt anyone would believe it.  


Breaker 2 by Steve Bonner

‘Breaker 2’

45cm x 55cm (18” x 22”) Oil on painted edge box canvas. No frame is necessary.


 Groyne at Bracklesham Bay

By Steve Bonner. Acrylic on canvas 40” x 30”

I’ve noticed that the waves build up sand on one side of the groyne leaving the other side lower. Very often, even at low tide this then stays saturated. The weed covered timbers in this painting are heavily impasto - unusual for my work.

SOLD - Prints available. Please contact the artist for details

Surf Study - No 1 - West Wittering

By Steve Bonner. Oil on Canvas 36” x  24”

A November afternoon following a gale. The tide is quite high and the breakers at there finest. At low tide even the same sea state will result in much smaller waves here.

SOLD - Prints available. Please contact the artist for details

Surf Study - No 2 - West Wittering by Steve Bonner All images Copyright © Steve Bonner, 2017. All rights reserved. Contact Contact

White Sails - Thunderhead

By Steve Bonner. Oil on Canvas 18” x 24” - SOLD

Medici kindly published this as a Greetings Card for some years. Gratifying.

Over the years I’ve painted dozens of seascapes - Racing Yachts, Frigates, and Men of War. Can I find ANY photographs? Not a one! If by any chance you have one of these paintings I’d be eternally grateful if you’d send me a snap. Apart from anything else I miss them. Many thanks.

Into the Rain

By Steve Bonner. Oil on canvas 20” x 24” - SOLD

The Groyne - No 2 - West Wittering

Oil on Canvas 36” x  24” and the groyne element is heavily impasto, actually sculpted to a degree. Price to be announced. Viewing recommended - it’ll blow you away, I promise - even though I say so and probably shouldn’t - yes, I’m that pleased with it



Just to let you know - I’m delighted to consider commissions, on just about anything (with exception of children and animals - there are many specialist painters out there who would do a much better job than I ) Please contact me here and we’ll discuss your ideas. SB