VEDO is a joint venture between Vitruvian Arts Consultancy Ltd and a contemporary art gallery called Gallery Different.

Vitruvian Arts Consultancy

Vitruvian Arts Consultancy was established in 2013 and offers a fine art brokerage for buyers and sellers of high value art, the corporate art service (through VEDO) and a creative consultancy service for artists and galleries.

The fine art brokerage provides independent art advice and an all round professional service for buying and selling art privately to collectors, corporates or museums, through auction or private treaty. From sourcing artworks for buyers or finding buyers for sellers, arranging pre-sale checks with expert assistance, such as due diligence, title checks and provenance checks, through to conducting negotiations, arranging contracts and facilitating the sales.

The creative consultancy is a service for contemporary artists and art galleries. We help emerging artists and galleries with branding and business development. We offer unique opportunities for showcasing art through our gallery and extensive corporate connections. Our technical and business consultants help to build and modernise art businesses.

The company is run by Jessica Franses and Malcolm Taylor.

Jessica is an art broker (from a three generation art dealing family) and is a specialist art lawyer with an award winning art law team in a prestigious London Barristers’ Chambers. 

Malcolm has over thirty years commercial experience, was a solicitor and the managing partner in a leading shipping law firm, was CEO of a Barristers’ Chambers and is a company consultant. Malcolm has run a contemporary art gallery and is an art collector. 


Gallery DIFFERENT is a contemporary fine art gallery in Fitzrovia, London which specialises in artwork across all media and genres by British and International artists.

The gallery works in the exciting emerging art market but also has a number of very highly regarded established artists on its books, including several noted sculptors who have provided many corporate and public work commissions and the Gallery also represents Estates of certain well renowned Artists.

The gallery is run by Karina and Neil Phillips.

Karina Phillips, a former solicitor, started working in the contemporary art world in the mid 1990’s as an art administrator and then as an art consultant. Having established a career as an art consultant, Karina and her husband Neil Phillips opened their gallery, Gallery DIFFERENT in 2011.

Karina also works in private art advisory, advising clients on building and adding to their art collection with a view both to the aesthetics and the investment potential. Karina can also source and handle sales in exceptional works by contemporary and modern artists as well as by old masters.

Jessica Franses

Malcolm Taylor

Karina Phillips