Virtual Art Consultation – Happy Customers!

Virtual Art Consultation – Happy Customers!

Well, the last few weeks have been a busy one for us at the gallery. Alongside our brand-new website, we have risen to the challenge of these strange times with the launch of our exciting new free online Virtual Art Consultation service, complimented by our contactless delivery service.

The new service is proving to be a huge success, with customers able to visualise the art they love, virtually, in their own homes. Our first “virtual” customer has taken contactless delivery of a painting and says it looks even better in reality!

A new client to the gallery, Christine, had never actually stepped inside the Soden Collection and was looking online for the perfect picture to brighten up her newly decorated bedroom. 

It didn’t take long to establish her requirements and understand her tastes, and we were able to narrow Christine’s favourites down to a small selection including pieces by Bruce McLean, Barbara Rae, Terry Frost and Harry Brioche. Self-confessed technophobe, Christine, viewed the art via a Zoom video call (we can accommodate any video calling system). 

Above – Image Christine sent to me.

Above – Superimposed image sent over to Christine of her chosen artwork.

After that, it was simple; Christine sent me a photo of her bedroom wall which enabled me to super impose the artwork options, giving her an exact vision of how the art would look on her own wall. Christine was then able to choose her favourite piece in her own time and from the comfort of her own home. Her piece was delivered by us, free of charge, the next day (with full adherence to the government’s social distancing rules).

Above – Christines images of Her new picture in situ.

When we asked her about her experience, she told us, “The call was effortless and although I had never met Jonathan, he was able to understand my likes and dislikes and make very helpful suggestions… seeing the paintings superimposed on my own bedroom wall was amazing; I didn’t know you could do such a thing! I have already recommended this service to friends.

“When the gallery reopens, I can’t wait to see what else Jonathan has in.”


Everyone who has used the virtual service so far has been impressed with how simple and fun it is. Even those clients who are not usually “tech-savvy” have found it easy to use. There is no pressure and we do not expect people to make a quick decision on the spot; after we email over the images of the art work in your home, you can take as much time as you need to decide. 

Hopefully, the service will continue to be a great success and will help more of our clients to enjoy new pieces of art without stepping foot outside their front door. 

If you would like to know more about this service or make an appointment, please drop me a line at [email protected] or give me a call for a chat on 07403 999901. 

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