Dear art lovers,
Its taken us some time to put together this message, because its a situation all of us have never quite found ourselves in before. But here we are, and here we go.
The whole world is changing in front of us, and we can’t send enough love and support to our friends facing this wherever you are. Circumstances seem to be changing almost hour by hour here in London, which has thrown us all off track a little. Gradually workplaces are being closed down, businesses are adapting to new challenges and transport is being heavily limited. As a small, independent business we, like so many others are facing stormy times ahead, but are lucky that we have the incredible work of our artists to take comfort in.
We won’t give you advice on how to navigate these strange times, but hopefully we will be able to provide a little comfort. As a little known artist Picasso once said, ‘Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life’ – so with those words ringing in our ears we want to take this opportunity to promise to bring you as much light as possible through our artist’s beautiful work as we head into unchartered waters. We also recognise our responsibility to our artist’s livelihoods, who at the best of times work tirelessly to create the work to sustain themselves and their families, and who right now are still creating, still working to bring their art to us all.
From Sunday 22nd March, we will be closing our doors to visitors. During this time we encourage our clients to interact with us digitally, our online site is still very much active, full to the brim with new editions and amazing artworks, and we plan for it to remain open throughout the course of this journey. In addition to this, to make life a little easier, we are now offering free shipping throughout the UK and are still dispatching artworks on Mondays and Thursdays until further notice.
Over the coming weeks we have exciting releases planned that we will do our best to carry out, and keep bringing beautiful artwork to you. We know that art isn’t an essential purchase right now, but not only do we feel that its our duty to bring light to your feed and homes, but all of our duty to keep supporting artists so that the light they create is still there when this is all over.
We’ll do our best to keep everyone updated as things progress, but if you want to talk about anything were here to chat. Email us at [email protected] or give us a call on 020 7033 9683 – bad times or good, we like a natter.
Thank you so much for your continued support, and for reading our very long message.
Love, Team Nelly x
Please Note: While we are closed to visitors, we are operating with as limited staff as possible in the gallery to make sure we can keep running smoothly in as safe as possible way. We are still taking orders over the phone and of course online, so be sure to get in touch. Furthermore, all artworks will be wrapped wearing gloves and handled as little as possible in a regularly sterilised environment to ensure that we meet the hygiene standards that keep us all safe.