At Kendalls Fine Art we stock a wide range of contemporary & traditional marine art, including original paintings and sculptures from over 60 leading maritime artists.

Welcome to Kendalls Fine Art

Kendalls Fine Art specialise in high quality contemporary and traditional marine art.  Browse our glorious collection of original paintings and sculptures from an ever changing selection of more than 60 artists, included well known British and International names as well as local Isle of Wight talent.

We select work that is imbued with a love of the sea - evocatively representing the mesmerising variation of waves, light and landscape experienced  both on the water and shore. We will help add to your home the sense of freedom, well-being and space that seascapes, harbour views, and traditional yacht portraits capture. From large contemporary statement pieces to delicate studies of light on water, you’ll find original art that will delight for years to come. Browse our collection by artist.

Visit us on the Isle of Wight!

Our stunning purpose built gallery is located on the seafront in Cowes a short walk from the Red Jet passenger ferry.  A warm welcome awaits.  

Throughout the year we have exhibitions of new and existing artist’s work, and hold regular private views.  Sign up to our mailing list if you would like to be included.

As a Cowes business we are very proud to support the Island’s art and sailing communities.  We are founding sponsors of the Isle of Wight Literary Festival, and take part in Sponsoring Cowes Classics Week as well as Cowes Fringe.  If you are visiting during Cowes Week, Cowes Classic Week and other regattas you’ll find our door is open! 

How it started – the effervescent Kenneth Kendall

In the 1990s after retiring as BBC news anchor, Kenneth Kendall moved to the Isle of Wight and opened his eponymous gallery in Cowes.  Together with his partner Mark, they built a stable of excellent marine artists and welcomed visitors and residents to add art to their walls, that captured moments on the sea.

While Mark provided the experience of art exhibitions, Kenneth’s love of art and sociable nature brought visitors over the threshold and the pair quickly became central to the Cowes social scene.  Kenneth was “old school” in the nicest possible way:  an expert on martinis, extremely hospitable, a stickler for etiquette, and unfailingly truthful.  In 2007, they commissioned the current purpose-built gallery at Number One The Parade and continued to fill the space with excellent and varied works from an expanding list of artists. Their shared mission: to help customers find sea scenes to love and live with.

Jeremy & Lucy wait to Welcome You

Kenneth and Mark’s legacy has continued since 2012 under the stewardship of Jeremy and Simon, retaining the focus on seascapes, harbour views and yachting, ably assisted by Lucy, the Kendalls family dog.

In the Gallery, paintings and sculptures are displayed with judiciously selected furniture and antiques. Here on our website every painting is presented in a furnished room to show how it looks in a living space. 

Kendalls Fine Art continues to be a favourite destination for local and visiting art lovers. If you are in Cowes, stop by to enjoy some wonderful paintings and objet d’art, you might just hear Kenneth whisper – “Martini anyone?