Heather James Opens London Consultancy

HJFA has operated internationally since founding 25 years ago. Our London consultancy, led by Emma Barnes, represents an exciting new chapter that allows us to serve clients more directly in one of the world’s most active and influential art markets.

– James Carona, Co-Founder and Co-Owner of Heather James Fine Art



Fine Art Consultant
London, England

Emma leads Heather James Fine Art’s London consultancy following three years at the company’s Palm Desert, California, headquarters where she still divides time. She has also worked with Heather James New York and San Francisco. Emma has been instrumental in major deals including works by Vincent Van Gogh; Claude Monet; Diego Rivera; Edward Hopper; Georgia O’Keeffe; and Ed Ruscha. Her expertise spans blue-chip art across genres. 

Emma previously spent six years working in Washington, DC. She graduated cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania and with distinction from King’s College London, and was raised in Berkshire, England.

My earliest memories involve arts and culture in London. I’m thrilled to be back in the city and look forward to deepening relationships with private collectors and industry partners alike.
– Emma Barnes