"I saw the Sunseekers picture on a day trip to Shaftesbury in the Cygnet Gallery. It looked exactly like our cat Arthur who loves the sun and has made our sun lounge his home, which conincidentally is painted in limewashed green! It was on our way home to Gosport in Hampshire that I kept thinking about your picture and wishing I had bought it. Once home I did some detective work and found you and the picture and was so pleased. It will look superb and l'm sure Arthur will like it too."
"...Your large print of 'Drama Queen' is stunning in my living room; so happy with it."
"...I also wanted to say how much I like the beautiful painting, which was presented to me by the Association. Grenville you have a wonderful talent and the picture will take pride of place in one of my guest rooms, once the renovations to my house on Dartmoor are complete."
The Rt. Hon. Ann Widdecombe MP
The House of Commons, London
"Hi Grenville. That will impress my dad with Michael Vaughan having the same picture; I'll tell him he's in good company! Thank you for your prompt service. Dad got it in good time for his birthday and loved the picture!"
Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex
"I think 'Beached' is quite sweet (and salty) and has a simple honesty — and at £65 for an original — I'll take it please, if it's still available. Let me know about frames and payment etc."
San Jose, California
"I have purchased a few of your Landscape/Floral pictures before and I enjoy them so much — they always make me feel happy! The miniatures will fit perfectly above the windows in my kitchen. Speak soon with credit/debit card to hand...."
Denise — Company Secretary
"G'day for a second time today. I forgot to ask in my earlier e-mail if you could also add to the shopping basket 'A Walk in the Woods' and 'Bluebell Wood'; Margie’s brother in Tonbridge has one hanging on his wall and she thinks it’s magic. Anyway must go — time for a beer or two."
"Grenville: many thanks for allowing us to purchase the 'Hallucinating Hare' from you at Brogdale. Your work looks truly grand — above our fireplace in our Wiltshire cottage just outside Bath. I just had to have this painting; not only are hares my favourite animal but yours reminds me not to trust the mushrooms in life, at least not without close inspection! (Also, that fantastic eye that follows you everywhere around the room....)"
Tony and Ann Booth
"Just want to say thankyou for the pictures which arrived safe and sound
yesterday. They are delightful and I'm sure the recipients (at Christmas!) will love them."
"Thank you very much for the picture which arrived today, another beautiful addition to the number of pieces of your work that I have up around the house."
"Thank you so much for your amazing delivery speed; I hope you didn't do a special journey!
Very pleased with 'Quacker' thank you so much! I was wondering if it would be possible to order your lovely picture, 'Fisherman's Friend', but in the same size as the 'Quacker' I have just bought?"
"We met on Saturday morning and bought from you the print of the foxgloves and oasthouse. It looks very good in our sitting room.... We thoroughly enjoyed meeting you and your partner and trust that you had a successful weekend. We love your work and hope to meet with you in the future."
"I thought I'd just drop you a quick line to let you know that I've had the picture framed and we only had to chop a tiny bit off the mount to make it fit on the kitchen wall. It looks absolutely great and all the chickens have been named — Ada, Flo, Gladys, Edith, Gertie and of course Claude the cockerel.
Thanks again for letting me talk myself into buying it!"
"As the proud owner of 'Hallucinating Hare', just thought I would
drop you a quick line to say how much I like your new 'look' website.
It's well designed and easy to use and I notice there are many new additions
to your work. I will keep visiting."
"Thank you for confirming my order. I met you at the craft fair in Milton Keynes before Christmas. We spoke at great length and I bought the 'Waiting Game'; now I have the follow-up — I always loved 'Semi-Skimmed' as well."
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
"Thank you for the lovely painting. It now graces our kitchen, where it looks wonderful.... Looked at your updated site — really liked it. Most entertaining and informative. Love your 'Right to Roam', one of your best we think. Looks as though you are going to have a busy year; keeps you out of trouble!"
Pat and Neville Earl
"I am looking for pictures of badgers and I have found 'Right to Roam'.
First of all I was wondering if you have done any others of badgers? Secondly
I was wondering whether I can arrange for you to bring any pictures I
would like to the Royal Victoria Place when you come in the week of 12-18th
March. Many thanks, my partner and I love your work."
"I have just taken a look at your website. It's looking good and very
up-to-date with all the new info, etc. 'The Watering Hole' was very well
received by my friend in Cornwall. She was absolutely thrilled with it
and thought the cattle were wonderful; apparently there are some of the
same breed very near to where she lives. The 'Scarlet & Black' I bought
was adored by the owner of Maisie, who looks like the cat in the picture
and now has pride of place on her sitting room wall. I gave Melvin the Penshurst Place and Knole Park pics, and also 'The Waiting Game' (from Louis & Monet) for Christmas, and he loved them all. I decided to keep
the Leicester Square ones for his birthday next month as an extra surprise."
Tunbridge Wells, Kent
"Thank you for the wonderful pictures which arrived yesterday. They are already gracing the wall of my daughter Poppy's bedroom!
Many thanks for your prompt service."
"Picture arrived safely. And, as expected, it is beautiful. Steve will be delighted.
Thankyou and kind regards."
"I have once again been looking at your superb artistry on the website.
One is lost for choice.... Received pictures today. They are excellent. Really pleased with them."
"The more pictures we buy the more we seem to have room for. Where
can we see you again? They are becoming addictive."
Roger and Louise Beal
Hartfield, East Sussex
"Have you anything new? I've bought everything you've got!"
Tunbridge Wells, Kent
"We have so many now we've run out of wall space. We have to change
them with the seasons."
John and Shirley Filmer
Tunbridge Wells, Kent
"Many thanks for your help re my choice of 'Sunseekers' in a gold frame. I do appreciate your using a frame to match my others (fussy old biddy!). I have enclosed my cheque for £23.50 to cover the cost as per your excellent website.... It was great to see you on Saturday and to view your latest. Diane has obtained necessary frames today and so our kitchen will also become part of the Grenville gallery. All the best and with grateful thanks for your work"
Diane and Susan Killick
"I have just spent a very fruitful lunch hour — doing what?? looking around your web site that's what! Brilliant attention to detail — perfect layout you should give yourself a pat-on-the-back! Delighted to have details of forthcoming venues — I could well be in the market for a couple of miniatures (framed) as a gift for a special birthday. Hence — I have a question regarding 'Leicester Square (Rush Hour)' is this available as a miniature? Would be good to pair it with 'Leicester Square (Rush Hour 2)'. My Birthday girl would love them. I am still in love with 'Free Range' and the 'Gerber' (hope that's the correct spelling) keeping my fingers crossed we can juggle some of our other Grenville Allen masterpieces around to accommodate at least one new picture this year...."
Tunbridge Wells, Kent
"What a beautiful surprise! Kay's Bill called yesterday with my GORGEOUS!BLUEBELLS!
It really is wonderful. I am out of superlatives to describe my joy!!..."
Brixham, South Devon
"I just wanted to thank you very much for yesterday. I wasn't expecting to be returning home with my newly framed pictures and you made me feel so welcome in your lovely home."
"What can I say? A true friend and fellow artist...."