Name: Georgie Grandy
Georgie Grandy is founder and director of GrandyArt, an art consultancy promoting established and emerging British artists. Through a series of events, exhibitions, marketing and sales, Grandy has successfully promoted a long, yet curated roster of some of Britain’s most talented fine artists. Grandy, who graduated with honours from Newcastle University in 2001, worked with the prestigious Everard Read Gallery in Cape Town prior to setting up GrandyArt in London in 2006.
Through her extensive network and curatorial prowess, Grandy has built GrandyArt into the destination for new and experienced collectors to discover some of today’s most talented new names. Further, her ability to identify emerging talent allows for introductions to artists before the high premiums are placed on reputation.
Grandy hosts regular exhibitions and group shows across central London, including Under a Grand, an annual show of emerging artists whose work is destined to value exponentially over time. Recently, Grandy has also started Art & Interiors, a series of salons exploring the intersection of fine art and interior design.
What is your idea of perfect happiness?
A long lunch
What is your greatest extravagance?
Art and wine
What is your current state of mind?
What do you consider the most overrated virtue?
Which words or phrases do you most overuse?
I’m really pleased we did this
Which talent would you most like to have?
Being able to sculpt
If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?
What do you consider your greatest achievement?
Founding and running GrandyArt for 10 years, and happiness.
If you were to die and come back as a person or a thing, what would it be?
A dog in my parents’ house.
Where would you most like to live?
What is your most treasured possession?
A 1954 dress watch given to me by father that had belonged to his godfather. I love both the object and the lineage.
What is your favorite occupation?
Walking along the river on my way to work.
What is your most marked characteristic?
What do you most value in your friends?
Loyalty, and a ready laugh.
Who are your favorite writers?
William Boyd, Nancy Mitford, William Nicholson, Amor Towles
Who is your hero of fiction?
What is it that you most dislike?
What is your greatest regret?
I try not to regret. Your past is your present and your future your own.
What is your motto?
Go for it.