Monday 6 March 2023

The story so far....

From: Grenville 
Date: Mon, 6 Mar 2023 at 12:38
Subject: Re: Hello
To: Claire 

'Afternoon Claire

Many thanks for your email. And yes we have moved to Dorset ~ East Melbury nr Shaftesbury to be more specific. Glad you liked my website which we'd updated at that very moment to include the following show page ~ just click/tap here. As you can see, Hazel and I are in a cooperative gallery in Shaftesbury now which I do all the social media for. It's located in a place called Swans Yard ~ hence the swans I'm fond of photoshopping in here and there. My twenty-five years' experience in advertising has come in v handy! 

My Cygnet Gallery bestseller is Sunrise at Gold Hill (pictured below in the window and on the wall inside). Click/tap here to see one of my recent posts I concocted in its entirety. I used to work with an art director during my ad career. Now I do everything ~ words, pics, logo, the lot. Quite apart from doing the odd painting ~ mad March hares presently. So we're both always busy.

My pics on the gallery website which I also maintain and update: click/tap here.

If you click/tap here you can see what I create on Instagram. Apparently, someone asked how long Swans Yard had been flooded!  😂 Here I am with a blackbird! And a two=page Instagram post for Swans Yard itself HERE! I've promoted the adjacent Ugly Duckling café on that one (simply click on the arrow).

Finally, here I am at a nearby show ~ just click/tap on this! Chilly!

I hope you're all keeping well and once again, thank you for remembering us! It made our evening!

Cheers! 👍🎨

f i n e   a r t i s t 

On Sun, 5 Mar 2023 at 21:14, Claire Blackburn wrote:

Hello Grenville and Hazel ,
Hope all is well with you both and I haven't looked for any paintings for a while ! But there was a programme on about our rivers and it reminded me of the "Silent Place" that I purchased for my husband for a birthday and had a long look at your  website and new paintings all still very lovely . The last time I had seen you was in Tunbridge Wells ! My Mum purchased The Waiting Game  . I noticed you may be living in Dorset now ? I came to your home in Iden and you changed some of my frames for me and that message is still on your page which was lovely to see . Well I thought I would send a note to say hello and I still have my Grenville Allen gallery wall .
Claire Blackburn
Sent from my iPad

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