Bertram Arts is headed by Geoffrey Bertram, who has over thirty years’ experience of the art business in Edinburgh (Aitken Dott & Son/The Scottish Gallery), Toronto (Theo Waddington Galleries/Waddington & Shiell) and London (The Scottish Gallery and as founding Director of Art First). He first established Bertram Enterprises in February 2005, working on a consultancy basis to promote the work of selected West Country artists while simultaneously dealing in Modern and Contemoporary British art.
Geoffrey is chairman of the Barns-Graham Charitable Trust, a charity established by the St Andrews/St Ives artist Wilhelmina Barns-Graham (1912-2004) for which he directs the Trust’s art and business development.
From 2008 to 2012 he was curator at Musgrove Park Hospital, Taunton, as a member of the Art for Life team, organising art exhibitions and sourcing art for the hospital walls.
Geoffrey writes on art, both as a publisher of The Etchings of John Clerk of Eldin (2012) and contributor to artists’ exhibition catalogues. In recent years he has written on the artists Wilhelmina Barns-Graham, Anna Gardiner, Ione Parkin, Andrew George, Jenni Dutton and John Hilliard, to name but a few, and on subjects ranging from Inuit Art to the role of memory in art - Echoes & Traces (2010). He is currently preparing a new book on the history and development of landscape art and etching between 1550 and 1820.