William Hood Fine Arts engages clients through the language of the visual arts. We intend our services to help clients develop their skills as informed and sympathetic viewers. With that in mind, we make a distinction between looking and seeing.
Anybody can tell the difference between looking at a person and seeing a person. The same is true of art. It’s one thing to look at pictures in a gallery, perhaps with admiration, but in passing.
When we stop in front of a picture and give it our full attention, we begin to see. We discover that the work speaks, that it draws us into a kind of conversation.
Everybody speaks his or her own language, and works of visual art are no different. It we want to see works of art, instead of merely looking at them, we need to learn how to take our part in that conversation. Helping clients to discover the language of art is the greatest pleasure as well as the primary purpose of William Hood Fine Arts.
William Hood Fine Arts pledges:
Collection Development To learn what your tastes and aesthetic interests are, and to help you harmonize your buying choices with those interests and tastes.
Educational Travel To widen your experiences of art in its original settings in order to expand your knowledge of art’s history and its social, political, economic, and religious contexts.
Fine Art and Personal Property Appraisal To assist you in integrating your possessions with your financial planning through a realistic, objective, and professional valuation.