Karen Taylor has been dealing in interesting British watercolours, drawings, oil sketches and paintings of the eighteenth, nineteenth and early twentieth centuries by appointment in London for nearly twenty years. She has a particular love of work of historical and geographical interest.
She worked in the British picture department at Sotheby's for ten years, having studied history at Oxford. Karen ran the Topographical paintings sales and the auctions of British Watercolours before moving to Spink to head up their picture department.
At Spink she furthered her interest in Indian, Orientalist and China Trade paintings and also organised Modern British and contemporary paintings shows. Karen served on the Grosvenor House picture vetting committee for many years. Personal reasons took her to Australia for several years where she headed up Spink Australia and organized selling exhibitions there.
Recently she has started to participate in fairs again and organizes pop up exhibitions in St James’s. She also handles occasional contemporary work including that of Luke Elwes.
Karen undertakes regular valuations and is happy to advise on conservation and framing.