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Marine Artists

We sell fine marine paintings and prints worldwide from our houseboat on the Thames at Cheyne Walk in Chelsea, London SW10 and we specialise in commissioning marine paintings for private or corporate collections.

You are very welcome to view prints and paintings here by appointment  - please telephone or email in advance.



Charles Mayes is a former director of Richmond Gallery in Cork Street and has specialised in important marine paintings, contemporary figurative art and equestrian and sporting art for more than thirty years. He spent some years at the London dealers Frost & Reed who dealt in fine equestrian, Victorian and marine paintings.

Educated at the Courtauld Institute of Art,  Charles has sold paintings by great masters such as Canaletto, Cezanne, Sisley and van Gogh as well as by most of the important sporting and equestrian painters of the 19th and 20th centuries, in particular Sir Alfred Munnings. Charles has also sold major works by the marine painter Montague Dawson.

Charles Mayes has worked for many years with Geoff Hunt, PPRSMA, selling original paintings, remarques and limited editions and commissioning important paintings for private collections.  We also work with other major contemporary marine artists such as Shane Michael Couch, Patrick O'Brien, Francis Smitheman and Paul Wright.

Call or email Charles Mayes for initial information on commissioning paintings.

As a corporate art consultant Charles has worked on the collections of numerous companies and Health Care providers including Rolls-Royce, Heidrick & Struggles,  Hammerson, John Lewis, The Royal College of Surgeons, The Heart Hospital and London Bridge Hospital.


Louis Mayes graduated from the University of Reading with a First Class degree in the History of Art and Architecture, where he has been captain of the University sailing club. At Marine Artists he specialises in the sale of paintings and prints, research, cataloguing and has responsibility for the content and presentation of our websites. Louis will begin his Architecture Part I in the near future.

Houseboat Artemis
106, Cheyne Walk
London SW10 0DG
United Kingdom

+44 (0)20 7352 7759