Tell us about yourself and the art you are interested in.
I'm 35 and own Poho & Edan flowers in Sydney. I grew up around art in a family that always put great value on visual and performing arts. From a young age I had an interest in photography and that has grown and expanded over time. I love looking at works that I purchased very early on next to more recent acquisitions, there's a noticeable shift or maybe even maturity in the evolution of my art buying. As a florist I've come to appreciate many different art forms and ultimately have a love of creating, anything anyone does or makes with their hands fascinates me and brings me great joy. In more recent times I have developed a real interest in ceramics, I look forward to adding some to the collection.
"Art Money has made enjoying and collecting art accessible to everyone."
Tell us about the artworks you have purchased with Art Money and how you came to discover them.
I've now purchased a number of works with Art Money including paintings by Dan Kyle from Martin Browne Contemporary, Heath Wae from Harvey Galleries and Jelena Telecki from Sarah Cottier Gallery. Two I am really proud of are works by Gemma Smith from Sarah Cottier Gallery and Emily Kame Kngwarreye from OLSEN Gallery. The Gemma Smith hangs in the Poho Double Bay Flagship, and the Emily Kame Kngwarreye takes pride of place above a beautiful Lex Williams bench at home. I feel very privileged to own these works, for me having them in spaces that other people share with me and enjoy is half the fun.
Why do you buy with Art Money?
Art Money has made enjoying and collecting art accessible to everyone. In what can often be seen and feel like an elitist space, Art Money has created space for young and emerging collectors. Art Money is transparent and has clearly been set-up to benefit the industry and collectors together.
Photography by Daniel Boud.