over the last few years I've re-discovered numerous 'lost,' work by artists including Sir Stanley Spencer, David Jones, Augustus John, Duncan Grant, Dame Laura Knight and a previously uncatalogued canvas by the Australian artist Arthur Boyd.
I run a buying service coupled with meticulous research and provenance hunting. Forming a collection of paintings is an interesting and rewarding experience but art must be wisely evaluated and selected with professional advice.
I assist clients with connoisseurship and building collections that express a collector's own individuality.
journalism has been my background for more than thirty years and I have written for a large number of publications including The Times, the FT, the Guardian as well as appearing on radio programmes including the Today programme on BBC Radio 4 and Midweek also on BBC Radio 4 and numerous regional and local radio stations.
As well as being an author (I am currently writing a book on Sir Stanley Spencer and his two wives) I have written and broadcast about art and culture and have been a board director at two regional theatres; the internationally recognised Derngate Theatre and the Royal Theatre, Northampton.
My social media comments on Twitter @ahistoryinart are very popular and my followers include well known directors at public galleries, art historians, artists, authors, musicians, academics and broadcasters
over the last few years I have arranged art shows for artists and artists' estates. This work has included holding a discreet one-night exhibition at the Duchy of Cornwall Headquarters in Buckingham Gate, London SW1E (opposite Buckingham Palace).
With the permission of HRH Prince of Wales, I was given access to all areas of the building including the Prince's Council Chamber and the Prince's Library. Because of security risks these areas are normally strictly out of bounds.
If you would like to talk to me about arranging an exhibition in a special location, please drop me a line.
authenticating an artwork can save you a great deal of money before you buy it, equally it can save you a great deal of concern if an artwork needs to be appraised for insurance purposes or for sale. I also evaluate and value artwork prior to sale.
I sell paintings and drawings in several different ways. You can sign up to my private buying and selling network where you commit to spend at least £10,000 on art work in 12 months. Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Occasionally, I post art on here for sale under £10,000. All work comes with provenance and my research notes so you are aware of the history of what you have bought.
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