Meet the Gallerist: Oliver Gormley
The owner of Gormleys Fine Art & Art Auctions, which has galleries in Belfast and Dublin, discusses his passion for art and the key moments in his career
What first turned you on to art?
My fascination with the art market began on a Friday night 35 years ago. I was holding a regular weekly auction in Omagh, selling everything from household items and antiques to office equipment and furniture. A Charlie McAuley painting had been left in for sale, and I was totally taken aback when it sold for £1,200. I had never been in an art gallery in my life, and ...