Gallé Glass Vase (detail)

Karen holds a BA in Art History from Queen’s University. Her keen interest in antiques was fostered by an internship at a major Toronto auction house, in the Decorative Art Department. She worked for another Toronto-based auction house prior to starting her own appraisal and arts administration consulting business, KS Fine Art Business Solutions. She has worked closely with Stephen McCanse Canadian Art and Donnelly Appraisal and Estate Services Ltd. as a Senior Assistant. Karen’s role at Whitehalls focuses on the day-to-day operations of the auction house including client services, auction set up, consignment and inventory management, marketing and advertising, and generalist estate appraiser.