Our trusted painting specialists carefully source, select and auction international collections of 18th through to 21st century oil paintings, watercolours and miniatures; covering landscape, portraiture, still life and more. Artists featured have included L. S. Lowry, Carl Haag and George Cole, among many other traditional and contemporary masters.

If you’re looking to sell at auction or buy to collect, please do not hesitate to contact us for a complimentary valuation or to discuss any items in further detail with one of our specialists.

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Online Valuation Form


Get in touch with one of our team of trusted fine art specialists who will inspect your items, tell you a little about them and give you an auction valuation. We offer remote valuations by email, Whatsapp and video call. We can also book private appointments at one of our offices in London and Berkshire. Alternatively if you'd rather we came to you, we are happy to book Covid-safe private appointments to value your paintings in the comfort of your own home.

Sale at Auction

Once you have received your auction estimates and agreed reserves, the next step is to enter your items ready for sale. At the same time, one of our specialists will offer available sale dates and guide you through your Seller’s Agreement which includes details about your items reserves, our charges and terms and conditions. They will also be pleased to answer any other questions you may have. You can bring your paintings along to us, or we are happy to arrange collection. Leave the rest to us. Then sit back and relax, our team will take care everything else, ensuring that your items are carefully catalogued, photographed and marketed to a huge audience of prospective buyers across the globe.

Haven’t answered all of your questions?

Our team are only too pleased to guide you through the process and answer any questions you have. For professional and confidential advice please contact Nicky Houston on 0207 431 9445 or by email

Sir Matthew Smith CBE (1879-1959) Still life with fruit and flowers. Sold for £10,500

Sir Matthew Smith CBE (1879-1959) Still life with fruit and flowers.

Sold for £10,500

Painting Guides & News Articles


Toko Shinoda painting sells for over £10,000

The team at Dawsons were thrilled to have sold this wonderful painting for £10,500.

Take a closer look at August's Fine Art & Antiques sale

The 26th of August saw excellent results for Dawsons Fine Art, Antiques & Asian Art auction. 

Single owner collection of pictures' sale a roaring success

Our Paintings Department were privileged in taking to auction a carefully curated single owner collection featuring an important selection of 20th Century British art 


The July Fine Art, Antiques & Asian Art Auction

July 29th will see a beautiful selection of wonderous, interesting, and historical items under the hammer within our Fine Art, Antiques & Asian Art auction.

Important collection featuring some of the British Isles’ greatest artists

This wonderful collection features some of the British Isles’ greatest artists including Donald McIntrye, Ian Houston and John Bellany, alongside an array of other contemporary artists. 

How to Guide | Collecting Paintings

On a purely aesthetic level, the art that you collect and love will be a constant source of pride and pleasure. But be warned: collecting is an addictive hobby and can easily become a lifelong obsession.