American-born Wendy is a dealer and lecturer in Fine Art and Design History at Central St Martin's. She also advises private clients on their collections.

Her expertise is the 19th and 20th century but she collects and deals very widely. Wendy is from a family of collectors and was taught from an early age to appreciate the detail of objects and, as a result, is a stickler for quality. She is particularly fascinated by anything mechanical or items which stem from technology.

'I don't like to make mistakes. I'm absolutely obsessed with quality and originality. I'm willing to go up against anyone, anyhow, anyplace, anytime,' she says.