Meet the Dealer – David Horton

Describe your business?

We have been dealing in art and antiques for over forty years, our stock is rather eclectic, ranging from 19th and 20th century European to 20thModern British.  We have a stock of well known artists and the more academic pieces, covering the disciplines of drawing, painting and sculpture. We are LAPADA and BADA members with a clientele of collectors, interior designers and museums.

How much do you enjoy art fairs?

There is always a sense of anticipation running up to the opening of a fair, the planning, what to take and  how it will look. It is an exciting format to hopefully meet new collectors and catch up with old clients.

Is this what you wanted to be when you grew up?

I have been dealing since the age of 15, though the items I sold then were far from works of art!   I opened my first shop when I was 18, a career in terms of job satisfaction was fulfilled at that early age so I feel very lucky.  I did at one stage picture myself as a silversmith, making objects would be satisfying so you never know, I may take it up as a hobby when I retire.

Your favourite artwork is?

Does the city of Florence count as one artwork?

Bargains at Alfie’s or gems at Grays?

There are certainly lots of gems at Grays if you are looking for jewellery, I don’t know about Alfie’s but there are at least two art dealers in Grays, so well worth a visit if you are in the area.


020 7495 8752