My name is Glynis Martin. I live in Tasmania, Australia. I have just returned home from a Royal Caribbean cruise – The Voyager of the Seas. My husband, Cedric, and I just wanted to give you some positive feedback about your auctions on the ship.
Before we went on the cruise, we did not know anything about art auctions, having never attended one. After going to 5 auctions and quite a few seminars, we are now well versed in the knowledge about different artists from around the world. However, this would not be possible without Mr. Divan Van Zyl – the Art Director of Park West Gallery on board the Voyager and his wonderful team of people. He does such an incredible and amazing job of delivering the information about each and every painting and its creator. Divan is so dedicated to Park West Gallery and his knowledge is amazing about each picture. He is passionate about this subject area and is a real pleasure to listen to when attending the auctions and the seminars.
He makes the auctions entertaining, but keeps everything in perspective in regards to price, time, and the presentation along with any of the video presentations are brilliant.
We came away from the cruise feeling very happy and confident about having learnt about many different painters. We ended up spending approximately $10,000.00 AUD buying paintings from your company.
We love the auctions and want to reiterate the fact that Divan is an incredible auctioneer and is an asset to your company, as are the rest of the team. It is a real team effort at the auctions and at the after auction meetings.
They all work incredibly long hours and very hard for Park West Gallery.
I hope that you can congratulate Divan and his team aboard the Voyager at a time convenient to you. In the end we were arranging our onboard activities around the auctions, that is how excited we got about the auctions. Even our 14 and 16 year old children got involved and terribly excited about them.
Divan also showed a devotion to ensuring that all his customers received the utmost in customer service when closing the various sales in accordance Park West’s pricings.
Dealing with the team, and especially Divan, was one of the major highlights of our cruise.
It is also wonderful to know that Park West Foundation supports young people in need.