What do you look for in an artist if you want to represent them and their works?
Talent, originality and execution.
What do you seek out for your own personal art collection?
I have a lot of photography – I think it's a really underrated medium, at least commercially.
How do you feel your professional practice influences your personal style?
I have always preferred and opted for a neutral palette – I wear a lot of blacks and whites … predominantly to not take away from the artwork. I think that if I dressed in a really loud way, depending on where I am or what artist I'm working with, I could be a bit jarring.
What can we find you wearing on any given day?
A lot of denim and T-shirts, or denim and a dress shirt, because you can dress it up and down. Some days I might be installing or I need to be comfortable, but then I might be going to an event or having clients at the gallery so it's quite easy to wear pants and denim because it allows me to change my outfit quite quickly.
Is there a piece of advice that someone has given you over the years that you’ve found really valuable?
I think picking up the phone … People are really reluctant to answer the phone or give someone a call, and I think that's the easiest way to communicate so nothing gets lost in translation. It’s more immediate.
Do you ever have periods of self-doubt and, if so, how do you deal with it?
Not really when it comes to the gallery. I work a lot on intuition and I have a really open relationship with my artists … So I just work in a really natural way where everything's possible.
Is there a place in the world that you find to be particularly inspiring?
I always find Paris particularly inspiring ... it holds a lot of memories for me. I love that many of the galleries were the artist's home that have now been converted into a space.
What's your vision for the future of the gallery?
I think my dream for the gallery is to expand into different countries … I've been talking with a lot of people about doing gallery swaps so they would take this space and I'll take their space in New York or London. So that's the next plan for next year, and then I'll just take it as it comes.