Sunday, December 13, 2009

Thank You

Well it took two years to get him here but Paul Hortons first visit to The Acorn has been a huge success!

Paul's latest collection of nine stunning limited edition prints and a beautifully proportioned sculpture, is entitled 'Love is Life' and the interest in this work has been incredible!

We could tell by the number of advance orders that we could be in for a busy evening but you surprised and delighted us by keeping us busy all night!

Paul arrived early at 4.30pm and turned down a cuppa, eager to get a head start on the advance-order dedications we had waiting for him but we soon had our first customer arrive to pick up his copy of 'When The Circus Comes To Town' which Paul duly dedicated... and so it began...

There was a steady stream of people coming in, happy to stay and enjoy a glass of bubbly whilst listening to the tales behind the work. Paul was kept busy throughout the night, answering questions, signing dedications and generally being the star of the show!

Paul has been 'on tour' since September and we were his 33rd appearance! Many galleries have already sold out of some images and he knows already that some of the remaining pieces will not last for his few remaining appearances!

Eventually about 7.45pm we managed to put the kettle on and make him a cuppa!! A couple of times we had enough of a breather to look around a share a grin but the rest of the night was just buzzing! To have so many people in at once, chatting, comparing and admiring his work was amazing - the atmosphere was great!

Some of you knew exactly what you wanted and some of you waited to chat with Paul before making your choice.

Several of you were left disappointed at the lack of availability on the piece entitled 'Love is Life'. This is the image which gave its name to the tour and it has been incredibly popular - so much so that we had sold out of it last month and many galleries were already sold out before us!

We have it on good authority that another seaside piece will be coming at some point so do register your interest with us now if you want advance notice of this.

Paul told us that he enjoyed his visit to the gallery immensly and would love to come back if we want him - you  can guess our answer! Paul you are welcome back anytime :-)

And before I forget - I can now update you with the top sellers for November, sorry they are late!!

They are as follows:-

1. Paul Horton
2. Peter Smith
3. Tim Fowler

I can already predicte that Paul will be top seller for December too!!

Thank you all for coming along on Thursday evening - we know Paul had a fantastic night and we hope you did too!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Happy Birthday To Us!!!

The Acorn Gallery is celebrating its 2nd birthday today!! There are those who doubted that we would survive but it is with credit to the superb work that we sell and due also to you, our fantastic loyal customers.

Diane and I would just like to say THANK YOU for your support and to help us celebrate our birthday we have Paul Horton appearing at the gallery on the 10th December between 5-8pm to discuss his latest releases from his 'Love Is Life' Tour.

We will be holding a raffle on the night to win a signed limited edition print by Paul Horton - there will also be a runners up prize!

We will have champagne and nibbles so come on down and join in the celebrations! It will be a good night and Paul will be happy to dedicate any pieces purchased!!

Happy Birthday Acorn :-)