With the physical gallery, located in the heart of Brighton’s iconic Lanes, temporarily closed to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, award-winning international artist Kellie Miller wants to ensure that art-lovers can still enjoy work by talented artists, by opening a gallery on the Kellie Miller Arts’ website (www.kelliemillerarts.com) – giving art-enthusiasts the opportunity to peruse and purchase limited edition prints and ceramics, from the safety of their homes.
The online gallery has been in the pipeline for some time, and after requests from clients unable to visit the Brighton gallery due to current restrictions, renowned artist Kellie decided that showcasing available work online would be beneficial – not only for the gallery (which won Brighton & Hove’s Best Independent Retailer 2018), but for those isolating at home and needing something to brighten up this period.
Kellie, who has been a professional artist for almost three decades, and has had work exhibited across the world said: “Life at the moment seems somewhat surreal. It wasn’t long ago when life was different for us all. Moving forward, it will have changed us all too. My marvellous team have been working hard to bring the online gallery project forward. With the physical gallery temporarily closed, we have adapted to working remotely, and we want to say we are still open and reaching out, inspiring you and saying we are here for you.”
“It has been exciting photographing our collection to make it more available. I have started with prints and ceramic vessels and intend to keep developing the range over the coming weeks, so do keep checking the site. I am delighted to say we already have nearly 100 art pieces on offer, so there is already plenty to keep you interested.”
The digital gallery features limited edition prints from Kellie Miller Arts’ much-loved artists, including: Sabina Pieper (and her hand-embellished prints), cityscapes by Marc Gooderham and Rik Ward, and nature-inspired prints by Kellie.
There are also ceramics from acclaimed gallery-represented artists. These include Paul Wearing’s landscape and sea-inspired vessels, Barry Stedman’s vessels, which are paintings on ceramics, Lesley Mcinally’s dynamic archaeological and Neolithic graffiti-inspired ceramics, and Carys Davies’ and Adela Powell’s weather, sea and nature-inspired vessels.
This is just the beginning for the gallery’s online journey as requests continually extend outside the UK. The gallery offers deliveries worldwide of all available artwork through their trusted courier service. Kellie and the team hope that the online gallery will make this process much more direct for clients, as they can order directly from their new e-commerce store. For a limited period, the gallery is offering free shipping to mainland UK and reduced shipping elsewhere on all online sales.
Kellie strongly believes that making and enjoying art are essential to our wellbeing. She has encouraged her artists to keep creating and she looks forward to seeing what comes from this period of isolation, creatively, and to sharing this with her clients, friends and community in the online gallery and on social media over the coming months.
Kellie adds: “I am sending love and support to everybody facing uncertainty during these times, and to the people that are working very hard to keep everything going, such as our brilliant doctors, nurses, carers and all other essential workers. Keep positive, safe, and I hope to uplift you in any way I can now and in the future.”
Kellie Miller Arts’ new online gallery can now be found at: www.kelliemillerarts.com.