The Art of Collecting Begins with the Artist's Inspiration with Diane Jensen and Beacon Hill Artists
Diane McManus Jensen, director of Jensen Fine Arts advises individual and corporate collectors, foundations, and museums. She has produced outstanding scholarly exhibitions and catalogs in conjunction with various museums and private estates, and has lectured across the country on art collecting.
“My approach to collecting”, writes art dealer and advisor Diane McManus Jensen, “has been to help individuals discover and explore their interests in paintings, sculpture, and other forms of art.” For more than thirty years, Jensen has created and enhanced art collections to reflect the values and lifestyles of her clients. Her approach is to learn what sparks the clients’ interests and then develop a uniquely focused, imaginative collection. This happy experience is one that demystifies the process of buying art by encouraging new and experienced collectors to discover their own point of view, and enrich their lives through the beauty of art.
Jensen had galleries in New York City and Martha’s Vineyard, Mass. and is now a private advisor. She procures art work from Old Masters through Contemporary styles. Jensen collaborates with interior designers, realtors, architects, and museums, providing comprehensive services regarding Conservation, Restoration, Insurance, Lighting, & Installation.
Jensen served as chairman of the New England Committee of the Archives of American Art/Smithsonian Institution. She is a member of the Mass State Committee of the National Museum of Women in the Arts, and is also a member of Ellevate, a global professional women's network.In her insightful book, The Art of Collecting, an Intimate Tour Inside Private Art Collections, with Advice on Starting Your Own she shares her vision, taking readers into the process of collecting through the eyes of experienced collectors. This is a fascinating exploration of what inspires and defines collectors, and how they address the challenges and opportunities they encounter. The traits, motivations, and passions of great collectors are as varied as their collections. While some are surrounded by art from an early age, or have a natural eye for beauty and artistry, others hone their skills over the years with guidance from knowledgeable advisors