Solène holds a double M.A. One in Cultural law, Intellectual Property, Tech law and Business law from Paris XI and The Sorbonne in Paris (DICC) and a M.A in Art Law & Tax Law from Lyon III, France. She also holds two postgraduate diploma, Art Law & Capital Market regulations from Monash Law School (Melbourne, Australia) and the Art Market and Art Business at Lyon III (France). She also studied Art History at University of Lille (France).
Her passion for Arts started at the age of 5 growing up amongst the Loire Valley castles. Her grand-mother used to take Solène to admire those astonishing homes filled with art, elegant interiors and heritage. This began her love affair with art in the home.
Upon leaving Sotheby’s, in 2012, Solène previously co-founded a company called Back From Black Beam Renovation Ltd that became the leader in its industry with a niche product developed and distributed exclusively by the company.
The company was involved in over 1,000 projects, mainly the restoration of listed buildings (country houses, farmhouses, pubs, hotels and manors) in England, France and Belgium. Solène sold the business in 2019 and went back to her true love and passion: art.
She decided to combine her extensive knowledge of interiors and properties with art and founded SOLÈNE in 2020.
We enhance interiors with art that reflect the client’s taste and lifestyle. Whether you are looking to purchase one piece of art or to curate an entire property, we are here to help.
We believe in “living well with art” and we work closely with artists worldwide from leading contemporary artists to young emerging artists. We also can advise our clients on market intelligence and art investment on the primary & secondary market.
Solène now lives in Battersea Power Station surrounded by the works of the artists she knows personally and works with regularly. Her home is available to view by appointment.