What I do
I work on a one to one basis with private clients, interior designers and friends to source beautiful modern, contemporary and emerging art for homes and offices. A specialist in the contemporary art market with over 15 years experience, I take a design led approach to a brief. I may take inspiration from a colour scheme, a fabric or where you live - but the result is always a personal and bespoke art solution for you.
I only work with one or two clients at any time, so I can really understand your needs, give it my full creative focus and find beautiful art that really reflects your home or personality.
Part of my service is to also look at your existing work and see if we can make it fit or work harder within your scheme. Often, all it takes is a change in the art curation, hang or framing to make it appear completely fresh and help you fall in love with it again.
When I am not working for clients, I can be found trawling degree art shows, art fairs both here and abroad, artists studios or commercial art galleries. I absolutely love art, am an art collector myself and it is this passion and personal interest that helps me do a great job for my clients. I am also known as someone who can 'spot' emerging talent and to pick some winners in the art world too - although I generally advise people to buy what they love. Please do look at some of the testimonials below from some happy art clients. I can of course provide full and complete references on request. Please note that many of my projects don't make it on here - as discretion is often required.
Art Consultancy Services
Lots of people ask what an art consultant actually does. I will come to your home or office, view your space and have a chat about what you want from your art or collection. Next steps can vary from a formal presentation of ideas, sending ideas by email or doing an accompanied tour round an art fair - a bit like a personal shopper in which I guide you to perhaps look at something you normally wouldn't and certainly stop you from making any mistakes.
Please look at 'My Fees Explained' to understand how I charge. Clients are often extremely happy and surprised to see that often using my services costs not a penny more than if they walk in off the street and buy the art from the gallery. I aim to source you work that ultimately means you incur no extra cost over and above you having sourced it yourself. Employing me therefore can be seen as having a safety net at the very least, with the added bonus of 15 years experience, a strong design eye and guiding hand.
Once I have sourced your art, I will organise transportation, hanging and insurance should you require. I develop a long term relationship with my clients and often ping you updates on any artists that you selected so that you can follow their careers.
Art Projects and Testimonials
“Louisa has been amazing – fully engaged in finding the right piece of art for the space. She listens carefully to requirements, seeks feedback in response to potential art she suggests and is respectful of our tastes. Louisa has always been prompt and efficient in her dealings with us and has made the rather daunting entry into the world of art an absolutely delightful experience. Plus, of course, we are now finally the proud owners of some beautiful abstract art, thoroughly enjoying the process of transforming the blank canvas of our new house into a warm, stimulating and welcoming home.” Jayne SO22Abstract Art Expert
“Louisa’s passion and enthusiasm for her as an art advisor is infectious and seemingly boundless. Ever the professional, she has broadened our horizons and raised our expectations”
“I cannot recommend Lou as an art consultant more highly. She managed the process of selecting our art with energy, drive and enthusiasm. Lou is passionate and uncompromising in her search for selecting the perfect piece for the right spot. We are delighted with the results, especially our commission. Lou liaised closely with the artist to produce an amazing work which we really cherish.”
“Louisa with her expert taste and knowledge of the emerging art world, helped to guide me and introduce me to some wonderful artists and works of art. I love everything she found for me!”
Melanie N1Emerging Art Specialist