1 How did you get your start?
Mark Weiss of the The Weiss Gallery rang me up one evening, while I was working late on a particularly gruelling catalogue deadline at Christie’s South Kensington in the Old Masters & British Pictures department. I went on to work for Mark for a decade.
2 What challenges are facing the trade in the coming months?
Keeping the momentum going from that glorious post-lockdown spending frenzy.
3 What is one great discovery you’ve made?
For wall-power and rarity, one of my proudest moments was selling a stunning three-quarter-length Jacobean costume piece by William Larkin to the Yale Center for British Art.
A recent great discovery for me was finding a small Roman alabaster foot in the Thames.
4 Who do you admire in the trade?
Portrait miniature dealer Elle Shushan is my definition of a lady.
5 Real ale or espresso martini?
I’m not a drinker but I can’t resist a good Bloody Mary!