Charles Mayes has specialised in important marine paintings, contemporary figurative art and equestrian and sporting art and French paintings for four decades. He spent some years at the London dealers Frost & Reed who dealt in fine equestrian, Victorian and marine paintings.

A former director of Richmond Gallery in Cork Street, he holds a degree from the Courtauld Institute of Art and has sold paintings by many great masters including Canaletto, Cézanne, 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, one of the world’s finest historical marine painters, selling original paintings and remarques and commissioning important paintings for private collections

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.