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Art Private View

We sell figurative and realist paintings and prints worldwide from our houseboat on the Thames at Cheyne Walk in Chelsea, London SW10. 

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 contemporary figurative art and equestrian, sporting and marine art for more than thirty years. He spent some years at the London dealers Frost & Reed who dealt in major 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 and marine painters of the 19th and 20th centuries.

Complementing this expertise Charles Mayes has exhibited and represented many contemporary figurative painters including Philip Core, Howard Morgan, Sophie Macpherson and Antonio Macedo.  A major specialisation is commissions, including portraits, cityscapes and landscpaes.  Contact Charles Mayes for commissioning advice and details.

As a contemporary 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 Art Private View he specialises in finding and exhibiting new contemporary artists and selling their work, research, cataloguing and also has responsibility for the content and presentation of our websites. Louis will begin his Architecture Part I in the near future.

Contact Louis if you are an artist who wishes to show us your work. 

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

+44 (0)20 7352 7759