Natasha Raskin Sharp’s father, Philip Raskin, helped her get interested in the antiques business!
We like to watch Natasha Raskin Sharp show his incredible knowledge of antiques and art on Journey on the antiques route, but did you know that the star also has an extremely talented father?
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Philip Raskin is a renowned Scottish artist who is known for his work with landscape and seascapes. It is also, incidentally, the reason why Natasha chose a career in antiques!
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Speaking to the BBC about her decision, she explained: âMy father gently pushed me towards antique shops and auction houses, who thought I would be well suited to the environment. Even though I would never normally have admitted it, he was absolutely right! ”
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She also ran an art supply business with her father, and after the Glasgow McTear auction house invited her father to sell his work there, she went with her and discovered her love of auctioneering. auction.
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She told the Sunday Message: “I had never been to an auction. So I went with him and it was such a buzz that I immediately made him ask them for a job. At first there was no post, but I called and phoned and finally they gave me an internship in 2011. ”
The rest, as they say, is history! Philip also previously ran a restaurant, which Natasha admitted she could see herself doing. She explained, âMy plan has always been to follow in my parents’ footsteps and open a restaurant. If I’m being honest I’m not ruling it out as a side business … there’s nothing like catering to keep you on your toes! ”
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