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PUBLISHED: 11:49 12 February 2009 | UPDATED: 08:57 21 February 2013

Lynda and Bill Sherwin

Lynda and Bill Sherwin

Art dealer and owner of Sherwin Gallery in Shenfield, William Scott Sherwin, explains what he loves about Essex and what he'd like to ask Gordon Brown

Where do you live?
I live in Brentwood.

How long have you lived there?
We have lived here for about seven years.

What do you like about where you live?
It's near the country, but also close to London and easily accessible from all of East Anglia.

Tell us about your family
I have a wife, Lynda, and a son, Joseph.

How old are you?
I am 46 years old.

What do you do for a living?
I am a fine art dealer.

What do you love about your job?
Sharing my knowledge and seeing art and history from all periods. I also love seeing people enjoying and understanding their art.

What has been the proudest moment
in your career so far?

That would have to be my first major exhibition in Cork Street, London, next
to the Royal Academy, by the
artist Jonathan Armigel Wade.

Where do you see yourself
in five years time?
Having more exhibitions in Cork Street and progressing further in the art world.

How do you relax?
By reading.

Do you have any hidden talents?
Understanding art.

What is your worst habit?
A passion for buying and collecting art.

What are your hobbies?
Football, fishing and spending time with my three year old son.

Which five guests would you invite to a dinner party and why?
Gordon Brown, to ask him if he really knows what he is doing; David Cameron, to make sure he is going to put it right before he gets my vote; Gordon Ramsey, to cook the food and join in the conversation; Hillary Clinton, because she is a breath of fresh air and I like her; and last but not least, Margaret Thatcher.

What is your favourite song or piece of music and why?
What a Wonderful World by Louis Armstrong. It reminds me of my dad smiling.

Where are the best views to be had in Essex?
If love spending time in Constable Country - it's just breathtaking.

Describe Essex in one sentence
An undiscovered wealth of culture.

What is your favourite town in Essex and why?
Great Bardfield. It has a long history but it also has a modern face. Some great 20th century artists, such as Edward Bawden,
came from there.

Who or what is the greatest love of your life?
My wife and son.

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