Incorporating art into the environment of a home or office can offer a visual spark that energizes the mind and the senses. As an art consultant, I aid clients in acquiring the style of art work that suits their unique preferences and that encourages such excitement.
In 2001 I opened my art consulting business, Art and Placement, after a career as a cell biologist in medical research. While in the world of research, I studied and described the subtle visual attributes of cells under an electron microscope. I learned that the hunt for a stimulating level of visual discovery is a rewarding search. I have followed that path through an intersection to a more creative level of exploration in the field of art consulting.
The art world is vast and can be overwhelming. As a consultant, I work individually with clients to define and focus that world. I present the client with the researched background of artists being considered and offer scholarship on the subject. I have accompanied clients on buying trips to New York City where we have viewed art at selected galleries and participated in art auction bidding. My working relationships with major auction houses such as Christies, Sotheby’s and Swann allows clients easy access to these venues. Art and Placement specializes in familiarity with the client’s settings so acquired pieces will have an appropriate location in their home or office.
I graduated from Alfred University with a degree focusing on art history and biology. Subsequently, I received a Master of Arts degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. I actively continue my art education by participating in museum courses, University lectures and gallery seminars nationally and internationally.
My goal is to make art accessible to clients in all budget ranges, guiding them through the exciting and dynamic processes of acquiring, displaying and living with art. Art and Placement brings scholarship and research to art acquisition thus helping clients develop a level of visual literacy that can enhance their lifestyle experience.
In conjunction with my art consulting projects, I am the Manager of Morehead House, an elegant bed & breakfast associated with the Morehead-Cain Foundation on University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill campus.
Guests at Morehead House are distinguished global schoars. The house is home to a beautifully appointed southern parlor, breakfast room, conference room and eight guest bedrooms all appointed with fine antiques and paintings.
My role as House Manager is to oversee the daily operations of the house in addition to keeping curatorial management to the art and antiques.