Bill Berley

What have I learned in life? Stay healthy, stay upright, and don’t do anything dumb. But the most important thing I have learned is “don’t assume.” When you eliminate assumptions it will lead to curiosity and will pay off in the end.

This was especially true with how I came to love art. Both my wife’s father and my mother were “Sunday Painters.” They painted to satisfy something inside of them. But it was my wife and living in Manhattan that really opened my eyes to collecting art.

When I look at a piece of art it opens my mind to different ideas. Art speaks to everyone in its own way. It allows you to let in foreign thoughts that you never had before.