Wednesday, August 24, 2011

What do YOU Think...?

We have come across some very interesting pieces by a Spanish artist called Luis Frutos... We find them quite intriguing and wondered what you thought?

'There' Original

Born 1947 in Madrid , Luis has been a working artist for over twenty five years. He lives and paints mainly from his home studio in Altea (Alicante), as well as spending a portion of each year at his second home in Norfolk in the U.K.

The past decade has seen him produce new work for over twenty well received exhibitions in France, Belgium, Luxembourg, Denmark, Netherlands, Norway, Germany as well as three in Spain (Barcelona, Bilbao, Madrid), two is the U.S. (Miami, New York) and two here in the U.K (London, Norfolk).

Luis describes his work as being "touched by magic realism", and these distinctive images do seem to blend elements of fantasy and reality. We have not seen any of his work in the flesh but we understand that they are richly textured, expressive and highly energetic.

'Etereo' Original             'Secrets' Original

We are keen to know if you would be interested in seeing this work if we could get some pieces here at The Acorn for an exhibition. Please comment below and tell us what you think... 

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Catching up...

Wow! I can't believe it's been so long since we blogged! Did you miss us? Lol :)

We've had a busy few weeks and it's a shame we haven't found time to tell you about them... until now! Gosh, where do we start?

Following the success of the exclusive 'Icon Collection' from Paul Horton we are surprised and delighted to tell you that there is still some availability on three of the images! I know, we can't believe it either! It seems the summer holidays have got the better of you and maybe you think that the collection had sold out before you could bagsy a piece for yourself? Well although the collection has sold out from the publisher we at The Acorn still have three pieces so get in quick and secure your favourite... :)

'Love Shines Down' by Paul Horton (Icon Collection)

Hamish Blakely has seen some action these past few months too with some sales from the Muse Collection and a fabulous original piece which has now found a new home in Guernsey!

Some of you may be envious to know that Caroline Shotton's gorgeous original 'I Can See Moo' is also now sold, much to the delight of its new owner who had almost given up hope of ever owning one of Carolines originals!

In fact original art is really coming into its own and several other stunning original pieces have also found their way onto walls up and down the country, including work by Peter Smith, Kevin Day, Mike Jackson, Doreen Greenshields, Maureen Crofts and Harry Brioche.

I know some of you will be keen to learn who is topping the charts in the art world so just for you here are the TOP SELLERS for the last few months:

May: Bob Dylan, Alexander Millar, Drew Darcy (Originals by Kevin Day, Mike Jackson, Maureen Crofts)

June: Caroline Shotton, Paul Horton, Peter Smith (Originals by Mike Jackson, Peter Smith, Harry Brioche)

July: Bob Dylan, James Milroy, James Blinkhorn (Originals by Doreen Greenshields, Caroline Shotton, Hamish Blakely)

So, what is new and coming up at The Acorn?

Well the next big thing is happening this Bank Holiday Saturday when we are inviting anyone and everyone to come along dressed up as a character from Batman and Robin... we are expecting a good spattering of each and if we're lucky, perhaps even a Poison Ivy... There will be a prize for everyone who dresses up :)

Holy Dash Batman by Craig Davison

And the occasion? Well we have four brilliant new pieces from Craig Davison who loves to draw from childhood make-believe for his work... Of course if any grown-ups fancy getting dressed up too then there will be a special prize for you ;)

Are you game for a laugh? Fancy dressing up? Go on... We Dare You!