We believe that art can make a difference to people’s lives, and this is never more apparent than when we talk to our collectors about their chosen piece. Our Your World, Our Art inbox is full of your amazing stories, but sometimes the experience can be just as moving for our staff.
Assistant gallery manager at our South Molton Street gallery, Jess Devenish, explains why it is a pleasure to unite our customers with the right piece for them.
“One client was particularly drawn to the original ‘The Rule of Three’ by miniature sculptor Nic Joly. We were chatting about how Nic always lives each day to the fullest, and she turned to me with tears in her eyes.
“She told me that her husband had passed away very suddenly a few years earlier, leaving her and her three young children devastated. He believed in the same philosophy as Nic: to live each day as if it is your last, and to always go after your dreams. After she lost him, she always tried to see things in the same way.
“The week before he died, her husband had taught their children how to fly kites, and when she saw the figures flying the butterflies in Nic’s piece, it really hit home and she felt it was all meant to be.
“I honestly had to choke back tears. When she left, she gave me a massive hug and wanted to thank Nic for helping to keep her husband’s memory alive. It’s one of those interactions that don’t come along very often and reinforced how powerful and special this job is.”
09/11/2018The miniature sculptor continued his fundraising for The Royal British Legion with an auction of his emotive 'Golden Lives Never Forgotten' poppy sculpture.
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