‘How does a gallery choose which artists it will represent? is a question I am sometimes asked, often by artists I have just rejected.
There is no one answer, but a good guide in making a decision is who is recommending them—what do their peers think of their work? ‘It takes one to know one,’ is a truism and particularly apt in the case of artists.
In the case of Peter Boggs, the recommendation came from an illustrious source, the late, great Margaret Olley.
Olley’s praise was hard won, and not given lightly. She had a firm opinion on almost everything, but especially about what constituted a good painting and a good painter.’
— Philip Bacon, Owner of Philip Bacon Galleries