Why Flemish painting? Because it reflects the optimism of the Renaissance: the period’s confidence in the human and its unique aesthetic. To be a collector is to be curious, to discover works of art, strive after beauty and discuss painting whenever possible: to collect is the essence of life itself. For the collector, a visit to an exhibition or museum is pure pleasure, pure emotional stimulation. A new acquisition provokes questions from children and friends alike: it’s a shared gift. To be a gallery owner involves tireless research in museums and libraries and intensive study of paintings, for the aim is to meet and surpass the collector’s desire for information and inspiration.