Packaging & Shipping Art: SPEAKERS

Kate Taylor
Professional Artist, Chair of Artists’ Network

Kate Taylor is an abstract artist born in England, working out of her studio, Art Alchemy, in Toronto, Ontario. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Western University where she was taught painting by internationally-renowned artist, Paterson Ewen. Inspired by nature, Kate is committed to capturing the energy and joy you feel when present in nature.

Kate is represented by galleries in Canada, the U.S. and the UK. She had participated in art exhibitions in Canada, Europe, China and the US and ships art around the world. Kate has been Chair of Artists Network for the past 10 years, is Co-Founder of Creative Adventures Events, Past President of Kaleidoscope Marketing, specializing in Executive Level events, Past Chair of the Canadian Advertising Museum and Past President of the American Marketing Association.

Mark Starling
Manging Director, PACART

Mark Starling is a 40-year veteran in the world of Fine Art Logistics working exclusively for PACART.

PACART was founded in 1968 by his grandfather and father as small business working from their base in Vancouver where they provided an array of local and provincial services in Western Canada. Mark joined the company in 1979 and forged roads eastward in 1983, settling in Toronto, where Canada’s first fine art shuttle service began offering transportation from coast to coast in Canada and into the USA. In 1998, Mark expanded PACART’s reach by starting up a division (PACART Quebec) to serve the Montréal and Quebec Art communities.

Other career highlights

Serving as the Chairman and Steering Committee member of the International Convention of Exhibition and Fine Art Transporters for over 12 years.

While serving as Chairman, Mark was honoured to be invited  being invited to Courmayeur Mont Blanc, Italy, were he  addressed the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) in association with the International Scientific and Professional Advisory Council of the United Nations (ISPAC) – Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Programme.

During this 3-day conference, Mark addressed an international audience, speaking on the topic of Protecting Cultural Heritage as a Common Good of Humanity: A Challenge for Criminal Justice.

Mark’s retirement project is to educate artists on the logistics of shipping their artwork.