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Auctioneer Spotlight: Rosalind Bei

 In Cruise Art Auctions at Sea, Pino, Uncategorized

Many of our Park West collectors develop friendships with the art teams over the course of their land or sea vacations. Here’s a chance to get to know them better as they share their favorite adventures in the art world.

Rosalind Bei, principal auctioneer, has two hometowns – she was born and raised in Chengdu, China and has spent the past 10 years in Toronto, Canada. Art has always been a part of Rosalind’s life. She began taking traditional Chinese watercolor painting lessons when she was 6 years old. Later, she graduated from the University of Waterloo, majoring in fine arts with a specialization in international trade. By combining her passions, Rosalind was drawn to a career as an international art dealer.

Photo Credit - Ricardo Reilly

Rosalind Bei in the onboard gallery with a work by her favorite Park West Gallery artist, Pino. Photo credit: Ricardo Reilly

Previous ship as Auctioneer: Royal Caribbean Mariner of the Seas, Sapphire Princess
Current ship: Royal Caribbean Quantum of the Seas

What do you like most about being an auctioneer?
Rosalind: I’m always the entertainer in a group. I love being on stage! Even when I’m having a bad day, as soon as the microphone touches my chin, I cannot stop smiling. Apart from auctioneering, the art lover in me simply enjoys being surrounded by more than 700 artworks every day, like a kid in a candy store.

Who is your favorite Park West artist and why?
Rosalind: My favorite artist is Pino for his ability to capture the intricacy of human emotions. The women in Pino’s artworks are so beautiful, not the conventional smoky-eyed type of sultriness, but the kind of timeless, bare-faced beauty. My mother also loves Pino’s works, especially the ones that portray mother and daughter relationships. Having that common love for the same artist with my mother is very special to me.

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“The Safety of Love” (2008) by Pino

What is your favorite guest memory?
Rosalind: I met a lovely single mother last year on Mariner of the Seas. Having recently lost her mother, she was looking for something to remember her by. When she saw Pino’s “The Safety of Love,” she was driven to tears because the imagery reminded her of her mother as well as her relationship with her own daughter. She collected the work for her daughter, so that the artwork can always accompany her daughter, even when she can’t. I was so honored to help that mother start her journey with an artwork that strengthened the ever-lasting bond between her and her daughter.

What has been your favorite port?
Rosalind: My favorite port is Nagasaki, Japan. You have to walk to explore the city, but make sure you take an umbrella! Champon, a hearty noodle dish in a pork-based broth, is a must-try in Nagasaki. If you are feeling adventurous, may I suggest live squid for lunch?

Rosalind exploring the streets of Kagoshima, Japan. Photo credit: Juliet Zhu

Rosalind exploring the streets of Kagoshima, Japan. Photo credit: Juliet Zhu

What is it like to be at the forefront of cruising in Asia?
Rosalind: Unlike in the Caribbean or Europe, most of our guests in Asia are first-time cruisers. I feel proud to be a part of our guests’ new and exciting adventures. Furthermore, having grown up in Canada, I feel so grateful to have the opportunity to be closer to my Asian roots.

What do you like best about cruising in Asia that is unique to the region?
Rosalind: The ports that we get to visit – Kagoshima, Osaka, Nagasaki, Jeju and Busan – are exciting and exotic. There’s an immense amount of historical and cultural heritage for you to explore ashore. The cruise line has altered the onboard cuisine and entertainment to cater to the needs of our Asian clientele. Our guests experience a refreshing fusion of Eastern and Western hospitality. The best part? You get to come to our bilingual art auctions hosted by me and meet the art team!

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Showing 19 comments
  • Ailsa Helen Walsh
    Reply

    I also fell in love with Pino on a cruise last October. I purchased the one shown as it also reminded me of when I adopted my Thai daughter. I love it and all pinos work and am proud to own number 74

  • Ailsa Helen Walsh
    Reply

    Thank you for the opportunity to have purchased a Pino

  • Jill and Colin Peattie
    Reply

    Loved meeting Rosie earlier this year on the “Solstice”.She was beautiful,bright, bubbly and loved a laugh. We wish her great success in life.

  • xieling
    Reply

    很敬业,让我学到一些油画知识

  • Junfeng fu
    Reply

    great work, wonderful life, enjoy it!

  • mymusic1982
    Reply

    you are the most beautiful girl,because you work hard and love your life.

  • 孔一凡
    Reply

    Your experiences as an art dealer sound so exciting! Thank you for sharing these insights into your world.

  • Ron Bei
    Reply

    Rosa is a lovely girl. I love her sweet smile and sense of humor. I wish she has a bright career at art auction field.

  • Charles
    Reply

    Very impressive. When a career is combination of passion and personality, it can’t be anything else but success and fun!

    Good luck!

  • nacy
    Reply

    I met Rosalind at cruise. I love her smile and professional introduction to art work. Keep going Rosalind!

  • PEI
    Reply

    Talented girl! It is fantastic to combine habit and work. So proud of you!

  • Uncle wang
    Reply

    Remember your root and love your mother. Very touching feeling.

  • Rosalind
    Reply

    Jill and Colin, good to hear from you! thank you for your kind words, your support makes our job so much more rewarding…hope to see you again in the future! :]

  • Crystal
    Reply

    Recommended by your mother I know your experience.Your experience brought me really admire.We wish you more success in life.

  • Nancy
    Reply

    I met Rosalind at cruise ship. I like her smile and prefessional introduction to art auction. Keep going, Rosalind

  • Alexander Chrisopoulos
    Reply

    I would love to meet you.

  • Yunjie Duan
    Reply

    Very clever and pretty girl,I wish you can enjoy you career which full of beauty and joyful things.

  • 流云
    Reply

    你的微笑和丰富的专业知识给我留下了非常深刻的印象,一直后悔没留下你的联系方式。今天刚收到拍卖的画,但是我真正想买的是maya的那副。能给个联系方式吗?谢谢!

  • Uncle Shu
    Reply

    Do remember I met Rosalind first time when she’s a lovely 10 year old girl. I am really glad she has become a beautiful Auctioneer. Wish Rosalind has a great career and be happy in life in the future.

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