Some lovely boaty scenes! Opens on Tuesday in London

Chester Collections is presenting an exhibition of French Naturalist Painters: 1890-1950 at the Fleming Collection gallery, 13 Berkeley Street, London, from 12 June to 7 July 2012.

This exhibition of 80 oil paintings brings together for the first time the works of eight French landscape painters from the first half of the 20th century.

Although the artists were exhibited in their lifetimes and their works are in major museums in their native France, this is the first exhibition as a group, and first time any of them has been exhibited in the United Kingdom.

These artists, born as Impressionism made its debut, are distinguished by their engagement and dialogue with nature – and in many cases, the sea.