TOM VENDITTI

Director
Montecito

Tom Venditti leads the consultancy at Heather James Fine Art, Montecito, California. He brings a wealth of experience, having advised prominent art collectors on building and managing their collections. Over the past five years, Tom has been a New York-based independent art advisor as well as a collection design, installation, and management consultant.

Previously, Tom served as the Senior Director of Art Collections for Vulcan Inc. Seattle, WA. where  he advised on acquisitions and deaccessions for the Paul Allen Family art collection. During his 14 years at Vulcan Inc., he conducted due diligence for acquisitions; established strategic planning and procedural standards for collections management serving multiple properties globally. Prior to joining Vulcan Tom was an advisor and consultant for several prominent private collectors in Seattle.

CATIE RINI PATTON

Fine Art Consultant
Montecito

Catie Rini Patton brings more than 20 years of diverse high-end sales and customer relations experience in the fine arts and interior design communities of San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Manhattan. She has worked for and with major galleries, auction houses, private collectors, and corporations, including Gensler, Chanel, Peter Marino, and The Bank of New York.

Since joining Heather James Fine Art in 2018, Catie has secured consignments and helped build notable private collections with prominent artists across a multitude of genres, including Alfred Sisley, Pablo Picasso, Georgia O’Keeffe, Ansel Adams, Robert Motherwell, Giorgio de Chirico, Leonor Fini, Alexander Calder, Tracey Emin, Takashi Murakami, & Andy Warhol.

Catie received a BS in Business, a BFA in Graphic Design, and a Minor in Arts Management from Miami University of Oxford, Ohio. She is a member of The Battery, San Francisco.

HEATHER JAMES FINE ART – MONTECITO has become a valuable resource for local clients, providing a wide array of support and assistance for a vast range of properties. With the help of Heather James Fine Art experts, our representatives are able to assist you if you have questions regarding buying or selling, or wish to have an object from your collection valued.

We provide a wide range of client-based services including estate and tax planning, collections management, appraisals, logistics management, acquisitions, and financial services.

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GEORGIA O'KEEFFE - Cottonwood Tree (Near Abiquiu), New Mexico - oil on canvas - 36 x 30 in.

GEORGIA O'KEEFFE

DIEGO RIVERA - Portrait of Enriqueta G. Dávila - oil on canvas - 79 1/8 x 48 3/8 in.

DIEGO RIVERA

WILLEM DE KOONING - Woman in a Rowboat - oil on paper laid on masonite - 47 1/2 x 36 1/4 in.

WILLEM DE KOONING

Andrew Wyeth & N. C. Wyeth - Puritan Cod Fishers - oil on canvas - 108 1/2 x 157 1/2 in.

Andrew Wyeth & N. C. Wyeth

GUSTAVE CAILLEBOTTE - Vue du jardin de l’artiste et de la Vallée de I'Yerres - oil on canvas - 19 1/8 x 25 1/2 in.

GUSTAVE CAILLEBOTTE

WAYNE THIEBAUD - The Riverhouse - oil on canvas - 18 x 35 3/4 in.

WAYNE THIEBAUD

ALFRED SISLEY - L'Église de Moret, le Soir - oil canvas - 31 1/4 x 39 1/2 in.

ALFRED SISLEY

EMIL NOLDE - Sonnenblumen, Abend II - oil on canvas - 26 1/2 x 35 3/8 in.

EMIL NOLDE

ALEXANDER CALDER - The Cross - oil on canvas - 28 3/4 x 36 1/4 in.

ALEXANDER CALDER

N.C. WYETH - Summer. "Hush" - oil on canvas - 33 3/4 x 30 1/4 in.

N.C. WYETH

TOM WESSELMANN - Bedroom Brunette with Irises - oil on cut-out aluminum - 105 3/4 x 164 5/8 in.

TOM WESSELMANN

SEAN SCULLY - Grey Red - oil on aluminum - 85 x 75 in.

SEAN SCULLY

ANISH KAPOOR - Halo - stainless steel - 120 x 120 x 27 in.

ANISH KAPOOR

MARSDEN HARTLEY - Bach Preludes et Fugues No. 1 (Musical Theme) - oil on canvas laid down on board - 28 1/2 x 21 in.

MARSDEN HARTLEY

Initially used as a frontispiece illustration for the 1914 novel, “The Witch,” by Mary Johnston, Wyeth’s painting presents a poignant scene of friendship and understanding between a grieving, independent woman and a generous, misunderstood doctor. Although the two hardly know each other, they have a shared understanding of and reverence for what is good. While the rest of the town searches for the devil in all things, these two choose kindness and light. Here, they take a moment to appreciate the lives they have led and the good they have done. Wyeth’s illustration depicts hope and expectation of good despite the perils and sorrows of human life.
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<br>In addition to illustrating more than 100 books, including adventure classics like Treasure Island, Kidnapped, Robinson Crusoe, and The Last of the Mohicans, Wyeth was also a highly regarded muralist, receiving numerous commissions for prestigious corporate and government buildings throughout the United States. Wyeth’s style, honed by early work at the Saturday Evening Post and Scribner’s, demonstrates his keen awareness of the revealing gesture, allowing readers to instantly grasp the essence of a scene.

N.C. WYETH

ADOLPH GOTTLIEB - Azimuth - oil on canvas - 95 3/4 x 144 1/4 in.

ADOLPH GOTTLIEB

FRANK STELLA - The Musket - mixed media on aluminum - 74 1/2 x 77 1/2 x 33 in.

FRANK STELLA

SALOMON VAN RUYSDAEL - A Dune Landscape with Figures Resting and a Couple on Horseback, a View of Nijmegen Cathedral Beyond - oil on canvas - 26 1/2 x 41 1/2 in.

SALOMON VAN RUYSDAEL

JAN JOSEPHSZOON VAN GOYEN - River Landscape with a Windmill and Chapel - oil on panel - 22 1/2 x 31 3/4 in.

JAN JOSEPHSZOON VAN GOYEN

JOAN MIRO - L'Oiseau - bronze and cinderblock - 23 7/8 x 20 x 16 1/8 in.

JOAN MIRO