About Katia Hickmer Dacey - Head of Sales

July 01, 2016

About Katia Hickmer Dacey - Head of Sales

Katia's Background

Having completed four years training in prestigious art institution Central Saint Martins, Katia graduated with a degree in Fine Art. Over the last decade she has forged a successful career in art consultancy, managing galleries across the South East. Her adoration of art has seen her travel to study the renaissance and baroque periods for several months in cultural haven Italy and has been additionally educated at So the by’s Institute in Art and Finance.

"I adore the variety of tone and technique in so many of our talented artists that I'm not sure if I could pick just one!"

-Katia

Katia's Favourite Artists

Katia is really glad that the question is for a plural answer, as she adores the variety of tone and technique in so many of our talented artists that she is not sure if she could pick just one! The exceptional painterly quality in the abstract come floral works by Beatriz Elorza takes her breath away from the first time she saw them – such unusual colour accents, stunning mint greens punctuated with a jolt of bright orange makes her heart skip a beat. Katia loves the raw undertone of the unique post urban glamour work of Lhouette. The way he pushes the boundaries of material and form to innovate is game changing. For pure talent in oil paints and in ode to a long friendship, David Renshaw’s paintings are some of the most consistently brilliant she has ever seen – She is not sure that man has ever had an ‘off’ day! But then Katia also adores the storytelling of Kerry Darlington, the hazy impressionism of Harry Brioche and the exceptional beauty of Robin Eckardt’s abstracts.

Katia's Responsibilities

Katia's role is centred around helping all our clients acquire the ideal work of art, no matter their brief or budget as well as advising on investment portfolios. Katia's expertise is in placing key works in the family home or interior design project to elevate what is a great space, into an outstanding space. Katia works very closely with our artists, as often she will commission or source rare works specifically for our collectors to achieve the very best in collaboration with both. Katia absolutely loves being on site, especially in the early stages of build or renovation and feels it is a great way to get under the skin of what the client is trying to achieve with the display of the artwork as an integral feature in the architecture. Most recently, she has found bespoke mirrors a great way to enhance the presentation of art to multiply light and help glimpse the paintings in different zones.

Katia's Background

Having completed four years training in prestigious art institution Central Saint Martins, Katia graduated with a degree in Fine Art. Over the last decade she has forged a successful career in art consultancy, managing galleries across the South East. Her adoration of art has seen her travel to study the renaissance and baroque periods for several months in cultural haven Italy and has been additionally educated at Sotheby’s Institute in Art and Finance.

Katia's Responsibilities

Katia's role is centred around helping all our clients acquire the ideal work of art, no matter their brief or budget as well as advising on investment portfolios. Katia's expertise is in placing key works in the family home or interior design project to elevate what is a great space, into an outstanding space. Katia works very closely with our artists, as often she will commission or source rare works specifically for our collectors to achieve the very best in collaboration with both. Katia absolutely loves being on site, especially in the early stages of build or renovation and feels it is a great way to get under the skin of what the client is trying to achieve with the display of the artwork as an integral feature in the architecture. Most recently, she has found bespoke mirrors a great way to enhance the presentation of art to multiply light and help glimpse the paintings in different zones.

Katia's Favourite Artists

Katia is really glad that the question is for a plural answer, as she adores the variety of tone and technique in so many of our talented artists that she is not sure if she could pick just one! The exceptional painterly quality in the abstract come floral works by Beatriz Elorza takes her breath away from the first time she saw them – such unusual colour accents, stunning mint greens punctuated with a jolt of bright orange makes her heart skip a beat. Katia loves the raw undertone of the unique post urban glamour work of Lhouette. The way he pushes the boundaries of material and form to innovate is game changing. For pure talent in oil paints and in ode to a long friendship, David Renshaw’s paintings are some of the most consistently brilliant she has ever seen – She is not sure that man has ever had an ‘off’ day! But then Katia also adores the storytelling of Kerry Darlington, the hazy impressionism of Harry Brioche and the exceptional beauty of Robin Eckardt’s abstracts.






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