Sitting for painter Will Cotton in March 2016.


Collecting art is about desire and denial, adrenaline and instinct, pursuit and loss.  Acquisitions are thrilling, but so is the learning process, the chase, and the dialogue with a work over time.  Collecting art is about possession and obsession.  It’s about dreams and daydreams.  About the heightened feelings and naiveté of adolescence combined with the knowledge and complexities of adulthood.  It is a rare thing as we move through our lives to have the privilege of learning something new, being swept up in an idea, challenged by a different perspective, or enraptured by beauty.  Collecting art can provide all of these experiences.  It’s about desire and fantasy as necessities for human existence.

I am first and foremost, a collector of art.  What I have realized through both my own collecting and through working with my clients, is that my passion is not about buying and selling material objects.  Rather, it is about creating and sharing experiences and ideas.  I collect art because I love being around artists.  I love being around fascinating people with unique perspectives, motivations and creative processes.  I love the pursuit of the beautiful, and often the odd.  I like to live with an artwork that challenges me and pushes me forward in my thinking and my life.  I love the opportunity to continue to learn about art history, literature, psychology, philosophy, history, the human condition, and man’s place in the universe.

I have experience with purchases at major international art fairs and at the premier auction houses.  I work with galleries around the world, and am proficient in purchasing artworks overseas and importing into the United States.  In addition to my visual prowess and business acumen, I am a licensed attorney, and can offer you complete services and advice regarding your art collection.

I have a BA cum laude from Wellesley College and a JD from the University of Michigan Law School.  I was admitted to the New York Bar in 2000.