Jamie Polk, Founder and Director.
Having left his job as a fund manager at the turn of the Millennium in search of a new challenge, Jamie’s life took a drastic turn when he broke his back in a diving accident leaving him paralysed from the chest down. Since then he has followed the principle of making the best of all opportunities.
Over recent years his walls have been filled by an eclectic range of art, sourced from artists and galleries that have caught his eye and imagination. He sees the Animal Art Fair as a terrific business model. “It is fantastically exciting to find great talent and to be able to showcase it direct to the buying public. We have been thrilled by the move to the popup gallery model. We are able to host four or five shows a year and taylor the art to each specific market and client base. Because of the large number of artists on our books, we are now in a position to be able to provide a detailed portfolio of options to satisy our clients' needs.”
Kate Merz joined the Animal Art Fair in 2013 having had previous experience in various other art dealerships across London.
We are delighted to welcome Phoebe Williams to the team. Phoebe has a passion for art and has just graduated from the University of Manchester with a 2.1 (Hons) degree in Art History. Phoebe is our in house photographer and can be contacted by any artist who wishes to have their works photographed.
The Animal Art Fair was founded in 2010 to represent and showcase the best in contemporary animal art. Initially focused on one annual show exhibiting 40 artists at once, TAAF has grown into a leading dealer in their field.
As art consultants we specialise in contemporary animal art covering all fields sporting and wildlife both British and International.
With over 200 artists in our stable we are able to cater for all our client’s requests whether it be for oils, watercolours, drawings and sculpture.
We also host exhibitions 3 or 4 times a year. Without a permanent gallery, we are able to pop up in the most sought after spaces in London.