How we came about – a word from Sue Atherton-Green:
“My passion for bringing great art and great buyers together is driven by an upbringing surrounded by art and artists, and knowing what it can bring to your life …
I was brought up in an artist community, my father was a graphic designer, university lecturer, art collector and sculptor. He was always creating something!
One of my favourite pieces the “Provence Puppeteer”, created for my mother, is a hand-carved and assembled piece with a French marionette feel – a heart in one hand and a handful of strings with wooded drops dancing from the ends.
My mother loved it, and it hung in our living room gently moving as our lives swirled around it. It still hangs in my own home now, playing with the light and all my memories held in its crafted hands.
I developed a deep affection and affinity for art from a young age, I was that child that loved gallery visits – and started by collecting and visiting exhibitions whenever possible.
After cutting my teeth working in galleries and art fairs, I established athertongreenart just as my first artist reached out to me and asked if I’d represent her. By coincidence, my husband had bought a piece of her art for me that Christmas. It was the 21st NOA’s Original Print Prize, Cinegirl, by Shelley Dyer-Gibbins and I was looking at her piece hanging in the kitchen while I was reading her email – it must have been meant to be!
Today I represent a growing portfolio of hand-picked distinctive artists, and provide a highly individual service to buyers, collectors and interior designers to find just the right piece.
Bringing it all together…
The combined experiences from childhood and a career in blue chip retail organisations before setting up on my own as a consultant, have culminated in athertongreenart. The same ability I needed to juggle multiple clients and projects have now become a strength to translate the needs between creators and collectors alike – it’s a deep pleasure to introduce artists I’ve personally discovered to collectors, interior designers and art lovers.
I believe Art is far more than an expression of creative imagination, it is a sexy, provocative, whimsical, joyous and vibrant experience that becomes a part of your story.