The UK-based art advisors Daisy Bell and Bella Cramer talk about their favorite works in the April selection on Platform.

In their own words

We founded Cramer & Bell in 2018 with the aim to bring the art world to clients. Drawing from our extensive portfolio of artists, galleries and art dealers we create bespoke collections built around our clients personal taste and preferences. 

Bella fine-tuned her artistic eye as managing editor at a leading London creative agency. For nine years, she worked alongside some of the industry’s most talented designers, art directors and photographers. Passionate about all aspects of art and design, Bella has studied at Heatherley’s School of Fine Art, Hampstead School of Art and Central Saint Martins

Daisy has extensive knowledge of the art world, working at Tate and the Royal Academy of Arts. She cut her teeth in the art market at a young age, assisting at her father’s renowned fine art gallery, Zillah Bell Gallery. In recent years Daisy has organised several art shows, including a charity auction involving David Hockney, Tracey Emin and Damien Hirst.

Marty Schnapf, Time Capsule
Oil on canvas, 14.0 × 18.0 inches, 2021. $5000

We love the way this piece makes you think and feel. There is an extraordinary amount of movement. The painting draws you in and evokes past memories, making you reflect. Browse the work.

Sarah Zapata, in times of mourning or social protest 4
Handwoven cloth sewn and stuffed on panel, 25.0 × 18.0 × 20.0 inches, 2022. $4000

We were drawn to this sculptural piece due to the shape and beautiful hand sewn work. We put together a lot of gallery walls for clients and love to break up traditional mediums with having something unexpected like a sculptural piece. Browse the work.

Pacifico Silano, Heavenly Desire
Dye sublimation print on aluminum, 20.0 × 16.0 inches, 2022. $3000

The composition in this piece is clever and tied in with the title, makes you smile. It has a retro feel with the cigarette and cloud imagery - yet as its printed on aluminum it's in keeping with modern techniques. When sourcing pieces for clients we like to seek out the unexpected. Browse the work.

Megan Borah, Girls with Butterflies and Birds
Oil on yupo paper, 26.0 × 20.0 inches, 2022. $1500

This is such a pretty painting with dreamlike qualities; the way the green bird cuts into the picture with this subtle colour difference. The way the oil reacts on paper, it almost gives a painterly feel. Browse the work.