When you purchase art from T. Botero Galleries, you’ve found a true, one-of-a-kind original. Our ever-growing inventory is always changing and always follows the latest design trends directly from Paris, the U.S. and abroad.
T. Botero Galleries was founded by Teresa Botero in 1997, in Miami, FL. In those early days, Teresa herself carried unframed canvasses to design groups from Miami's South Beach to Palm Beach, showing her acquired pieces in major South Florida design centers. In 2001, Botero moved the company headquarters to Atlanta and went about the business of developing a strong presence at wholesale markets, not only in Atlanta, but in High Point, NC and New York as well. The move proved successful! Always striving to meet the needs of her clients, Botero made subsequent expansions to her business. Increasing the size of her High Point showroom to 6000 sq. ft. and recently opening a permanent showroom at the Atlanta Decorative Arts Center. Her presence there meant she was a contender to become the authority on fine art originals in the Southeastern U.S. Representing over 50 European and American artists, the company has become an exclusive source to the design trade for original works with clients throughout the United States, Canada, Russia, and Asia.
When Botero began her business, she felt strongly about offering only original pieces. Artists represented by T. Botero Galleries do not re-print, "giclee" or reproduce any of their original images. She maintains an over-all sense of freshness by traveling overseas, specifically to Paris, several times each year to buy inventory and to stay abreast of the latest design trends. Botero constantly searches for the highest caliber, listed and award-winning artists from France, England, Spain and the United States to bring on board.
"We strive to source pieces from the most accomplished artists whose works reflect that cutting edge", Botero says. "We stock a wide variety of styles and subject matter from traditional and transitional landscapes to the mid-century movement of the Ecole de Beaux-Artes in Paris. Because the product we offer is original and one-of a-kind, every buying endeavor brings an entirely new line of inventory." In addition, the framing Botero uses features custom moldings that reflect the current design trends in Europe. "Naturally, superior, one-of-a-kind originals deserve the very best in framing…" she says.
Designers account for at least 50 percent of the company's sales, and Botero is vehement in maintaining her relationship with the design trade. "Interior design firms have discovered that we offer something entirely unique in the industry at a fraction of high-end gallery prices and because of that our success has burgeoned." Botero says. "We have the ability to source pieces from very important artists, many of whom have exhibited or are archived at the world's most important museums. While we can never predict the future, these pieces have the potential to become investment-quality art pieces for discriminating collectors."
Botero imagines her success will continue as she continues to source works from the very best emerging American and European artists. Most recently, she has expanded her inventory to include works by contemporary Parisian artists as well as those from the mid-century, French Moderne Period--1930s to the 1960s. These collections include acrylic and oil on canvas, oil pastels, etchings, watercolors, ink on paper, pencil studies, and vintage exposition posters. All originals, of course, and all one-of-a-kind.