HGA, Fine Arts


HGA Fine Arts is a Fine Art Consulting firm which has been serving clients for over 30 years. HGA introduces clients to works of art from local, national, and international sources. We are qualified personal property appraisers and provide appraisals for various purposes such as insurance, estate administration and tax deductible donations. We are professionally trained in appraisal theory, principles, procedures, ethics and law.

As art consultants we help executives and private individuals make sound corporate and private art investment decisions and at the same time, provide valuable support to the artistic community. We act discreetly in the resale of individual works of art on behalf of corporate and private individuals. Because we are independent and are not affiliated with any gallery, nor represent any artist, we are able to provide the widest possible exposure to both acquisition and disposition opportunities.


  • Insurance Coverage
  • Charitable Donation
  • Donation of Certified Cultural Property
  • Resale Value 
  • Disposition and Division of Assets
  • Estate planning and Tax Reporting
  • Acquisition – Purchase or Sales advice
  • Art Collection Management

Christine Griffiths has over 10 years of experience in the arts in Canada, including working for the Art Gallery of Ontario; Helen Griffiths & Associates, Fine Arts; Creative Spirit Art Centre, a gallery space where artists with disabilities can come and create, exhibit and sell their artwork; Kutenai Art Therapy Institute; Art appraiser for Gallery 133; and, the Ontario Representative for BYDealers Auction House, an auction house born of the idea of a partnership between many important art dealers in the country. She holds a BA from the University of Western Ontario and has a vast knowledge of contemporary and historical Canadian and International art. Christine is a member of the International Society of Appraisers (*ISA), the largest professional appraisal association in North America. Christine received her professional training through ISA which focuses on the ethical, legal and theoretical aspects of appraising as well as the research, analysis and report writing standards. Christine is a member of the Canadian Chapter of ISA Appraisers and the International Encaustic Artist Association.