hga FIne Arts
HGA is a Fine Art Consulting firm which has been serving clients for over 30 years. We provide appraisals for such purposes as insurance, resale of artworks, estate tax planning and donations. HGA also introduces clients to works of art from local, national, and international sources. We act discreetly in the resale of individual works of art on behalf of corporate and private individuals. We help executives and private individuals make sound corporate and private art investment decisions and at the same time, provide valuable support for the artistic community. Because we are independent and are not affiliated with any gallery, nor represent any artist, we are able to provide the widest possible exposure for both acquisition and disposition opportunities
Christine has 15 years of experience in the arts in Canada, including working for the Art Gallery of Ontario; Creative Spirit Art Centre, Kutenai Art Therapy Institute; and, Gallery 133. She is currently the Toronto Representative for BYDealers Auction House, an auction house born of the idea of a partnership between many important art dealers in the country. In our first year we sold over $5.1M at auction. She is also an associate of HGA, Fine Arts.
Christine holds a BA from the University of Western Ontario and has a vast knowledge of contemporary and historical Canadian and International art. Christine is a member of the International Society of Appraisers (*ISA), the largest professional appraisal association in North America. She received her professional training through ISA which focuses on the ethical, legal and theoretical aspects of appraising as well as the research, analysis and report writing standards. Christine is a member of the Canadian Chapter of ISA Appraisers and the International Encaustic Artist Association.
Helen holds a Bachelor of Arts, Degree in English & Fine Arts from the University of Toronto. In addition to being an art consultant for over 30 years for private and corporate collectors, Helen Griffiths is also a certified art appraiser and curator for a select group of public company collections. Helen has been a member of the Board of Directors of the Public Art Gallery at Harbourfront, the Power Plant, and a member of the Board of Directors of the Canadian Art Foundation, whose primary endeavour is the publishing of “Canadian Art”, Canada’s leading visual arts magazine. Helen was involved in helping to organize the Toronto International Art Fair, Canada’s premier fine art fair for modern and contemporary art. She has also been a member for several years of the Special Events Committee of the Art Gallery of Ontario.