We love sharing the success stories of our dedicated art team members, which is why we feature the accomplishments of one talented Principal Auctioneer every month.
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Alan Ridderhof believes that land-based life isn’t for him. As a celebrated auctioneer with Park West, that’s a good thing. Alan loves the lifestyle that comes with working at sea, but more than anything, he loves connecting people with the perfect work of art. While cruise ship life has no shortage of challenges, Alan opts to turn them all into opportunities. This is his story. The post Auctioneer Spotlight: Alan Ridderhof appeared first on Park West Gallery.… Read more
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Nilesh Gurung is a full-time auctioneer, art advocate, and world traveler. Growing up, Nilesh had a knack for the creative arts, whether it was singing or visual art, but couldn’t find the proper outlet to express himself. Upon hearing about Park West, Nilesh immediately leapt at the opportunity, and is now a talented auctioneer who loves spreading the joy of fine art with clients around the globe. The post Auctioneer Spotlight: Nilesh Gurung appeared first on Park West Gallery.… Read more
Since beginning her career with Park West in 2014, Lucy Orbell has collected more memories than she can count. When Lucy isn’t absorbing the spirit of a new country, she’s inspiring cruise guests to embrace the world of art. Encompassing the best characteristics of an onboard art auctioneer—positivity, open-mindedness, and drive—Lucy is looking ahead to many more exciting contracts at sea. The post Auctioneer Spotlight: Lucy Orbell appeared first on Park West Gallery.… Read more
Engaging, fun-loving, and extremely passionate—these are three ways to describe Wouter and Tineke Coetsee. With over four years experience at sea, Wouter and Tineke have brightened the lives (and homes) of hundreds of art collectors, but not without transforming these encounters into lifelong friendships. Embodying the essence of Park West’s mission—making art collecting meaningful, memorable, and fun—these South African natives have found travel companions and even, wedding guests, among their… Read more
Dan Moloney and Esmeralda Dua aim to live outside their comfort zones, whether hiking Mount Kilimanjaro or taking a professional leap of faith. The Park West pair met at sea three years ago and have been inseparable ever since. This past month, Dan and Esmeralda joined Royal Caribbean’s Oasis of the Seas—one of the world’s largest cruise ships—and continue to forge larger-than-life memories. Recently engaged, both auctioneers are looking forward to married life and continued success together. Th… Read more