Anna Holmes

Senior Art Specialist

Anna holds a Bachelor of Arts degree with Honours from Queen's University, majoring in Art History and History. While undertaking her undergraduate studies, Anna volunteered and worked at the Agnes Etherington Art Centre, acting as both a Curatorial Assistant and Collections Assistant, enriching her knowledge of research procedures, cataloguing, acquisitions and art handling. What began as a curiosity about the art auction industry developed into a career choice which Anna explored through internships at respected Toronto houses and with further advanced study, Anna pursued a Masters degree in Art, Style and Design, Art World Practice, with Christie's Education in London, England, earning her MLitt degree from the University of Glasgow.

Anna's professional background includes over eight years of experience in the Canadian auction world, working with various Toronto firms and receiving mentorship from recognized experts in the Canadian Art auction industry. Anna's expertise in the field of Canadian Art, combined with her passion for arts and culture, plus a commitment to providing excellent customer service makes her a welcome addition to the Cowley Abbott team.

When she is not focusing on her professional responsibilities, Anna enjoys keeping current with cultural activities, including the theatre, music, and dance. Among other arts-related organizations, she is a member of the Women's Art Association of Canada.