Thursday, January 10, 2013

Prince Charming...

Just collected Toni Hargreaves 'Prince Charming' from the framers! Doesn't he look fantastic? Toni found this young Simmental bull at one of the big agricultural shows and doesn't he suit his name!
'Prince Charming' by Toni Hargreaves £299 Framed

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Statistically Speaking...

We always used to keep you updated with our top sellers... and you seem to have missed that!

So here is a quick run down:

Top Sellers for 2012 are as follows:-
1. Peter Smith,
2. Mike Jackson
3. Alexander Millar

Congratulations to Peter Smith for being the top artist for 2012, a place he has held almost every year in our five year history! It's also nice to see Mike Jackson there too, our longest serving independent artist! No pressure Mike but can you do it again this year?

I know there are followers of the blog who would like to know who is the overall top seller in the gallery since we opened our door in December 2007, so here is that all important information:-

1. Peter Smith
2. Paul Horton
3. Bob Dylan
4. Alexander Millar

Well done Peter on maintaining the overall top seller spot... we look forward to seeing your new releases next month! We have a feeling Paul will be a strong contender again too so lets wait and see what he tempts us with for 2013!

Friday, January 4, 2013

Happy New Year!

Let me start the first blog of 2013 by wishing you all a Happy New Year and sending a big THANK YOU for your continued support. 2012 was a year of discovery for the Acorn, looking at what we do and how we do it and what you like and whether we tick your boxes... thankyou for your votes of confidence :)

Last year we introduced even more independant artists including Sarah Louise Ewing, Louise Rawlings and Kerry Darlington. We held the UK's first ever one man exhibition by Andrei Protsouk who is widely regarded as a genius in the making!

We also showcased work by Louise Rawlings who works with household emulsion! Her beautiful pieces are perfect for kitchens and landings and all rooms Farrow and Ball!

Another of our new names is artist Sarah Louise Ewing whose jewel colours and gold leaf artistry has caught many an eye! Each new colour has found new appeal and you seem to like buying them in pairs!

Kerry Darlington joined us here at The Acorn in August and her stunning original work has found new homes all across England! Kerry has just launched an amazing series of limited edition prints, of breathtaking quality, all of which have been very well received! 'Ophelia' is our favourite - we have sold three in a month!

One of the highlights of our year was being asked to be the EXCLUSIVE stockist of limited edition prints by the fabulous Toni Hargreaves. Toni is renowned for her cow paintings, usually working on commissions of individual animals. Now, Toni has responded to requests for prints by producing three beautiful pieces available on boxed canvas or on paper.

We are also pleased to be working with the very talented Paul Oz, explosive portrait artist of household celebrities and favourite characters. Pauls work spans many subjects but closely follows the world of sport and especially Formula 1. His amazing work hangs on many famous walls and his recent portrait of Bradley Wiggins was also bought by the man himself!

Diane and I are currently planning the year ahead and hope to build on 2012 and bring you even more of what you love :) If there is anything you would love to see here at The Acorn then comment below or email us... We'd love to hear from you :)