Welcome to the Pacific Rim Institute of Marine Artists


The above painting ” Tranquility” by John Horton.

John Horton receives Order of British Columbia!

A press release from the Government of BC:
“As we celebrate B.C. Day, I want to recognize the efforts, achievements and accomplishments of this year’s Order of British Columbia recipients,” said Premier John Horgan. “Congratulations on receiving this well-deserved honour. Your many contributions have enriched the lives of British Columbians and helped make our province an even better place.”


PRIMA Open Fall 2020 Online Show

November 1st / December 15th

Now accepting entries:


Marine Art or Maritime Art?

The answer is actually both. Maritime tends to describe boats and ships, while Marine leans toward living things and the environment of the sea.
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