Friday, 5 November 2010

Competition Winner - Kim Young

This beautiful little boy, Riley, is the grandson of our lovely competition winner Kim Young.  
Kim won our 'I would love a Canvas Wrap because...........?' Competition on the 9th October. 

She decided to have this gorgeous image put on to canvas for her prize.   Riley had been diagnosed with Pompe Disease and tragically passed away a few months ago, leaving his grandmother, Kim and all his loving family distraught at the loss of such a beautiful and happy baby.   

Our thoughts are with Kim and her family xx

We used our image manipulation techniques to make it look like Riley was surrounded by bubbles and added his name and heart image to make it extra special as a wonderful memory of this little angel.

Friday, 22 October 2010

Custom Orders

As we have been open for a few weeks now, we have created some really interesting and beautiful custom orders for our customers.  Some of the customers have let us use their custom orders for us to show examples of what we can create.  We will be showcasing these items on the blog and on the website. 

We shall be starting with a particular interesting piece. We had a Gentleman come to see us on our  Grand Opening.  He was looking for a special gift to give his brother and his wife's for their first wedding anniversary as he had been best man.  He asked if we would be able to etch a wedding photograph of them on to a mirror.  We had never attempted etching a photograph so we were not sure if the effect would work.  We attempted to convert two photographs, but we found that depending on how the light and shadows were placed in the image, decided whether the image would give the correct etched effect.  So some images cannot be converted to etching.  We have also found that we really need a digital image for an effective conversion.

Once the converted photograph gave us the effect we were looking for we sent the etching preview via email to the customer and once he was happy with the effect and the positioning we created this stunning mirror

Before the customer came to collect the mirror, we hung it on the wall so he could have the full effect as he came in.  As it had been hanging up for a couple of days before he came in, some of our other customers came in and complimented on how different and interesting it was.  Since then we have had a couple of people ask to have the same effect on their mirrors.  We shall be putting some of these on here in the coming weeks.

Wednesday, 15 September 2010

Grand Opening Review

View of our Shop with our Custom Bunting
It has taken a few days for us to get around to reviewing our Grand Opening but finally we can say it was a great and successful day.  We began preparing the exterior of the building on friday afternoon.  We had customized bunting that had alternating lilac and purple union jacks that we put across the car park and we also used some to draw attention to the A-board on Saturday morning. 

Saturday morning arrived and we popped to the local supermarket for a few bottles of sparkling rose and orange juice.  As we were getting them out of the car one of the bottles managed to tear a hole in the bottom of the bag and smash just outside of the shop.  We are now thinking of this as a Champange ship launch, so the shop is now well and truly christened.

By this time it was around 9am and as we were opening at 10am we had a few jobs that needed to be complete before we could open.  With a few helping hands we managed to get the banner, balloons, bunting and the last few pieces of artwork up.  We had been hoping to have Marilyn Monroe 1962 Andy Warhol print up as our main feature as it is such a beautiful piece, but it had been out of stock at the suppliers for the past 2 months so we had pretty much given up hope.  So we were so pleasantly surprised when the Director of Manufacturing came in and presented her to us just moments before the opening.  So with a little shuffling of artwork, Marilyn was hung, pride of place, at the centre of the main showroom.  All that was left was to pop the cork and celebrate!

Showhome Art and Mirrors Representatives. 
Shop Manager and Director of Manufacturing.

We had a steady flow of Friends, Family and Visitors throughout the day all wishing us well and admiring the artwork and mirrors.  We found that many people were able to see past just what artwork was on the wall and see true potential of what possibilities were out there for them to experiment with when considering artwork to go in their homes.  They were happy to find that we were able to create anything that they could think of whether that be through image manipulation of their own images or to etch their own design or image on the a mirror.  We took a couple of orders on the day and we are pleased to say that since the opening we have had orders and enquires from visitors that attended Saturday.



Wednesday, 8 September 2010

Doug Hyde Signed Ltd Edition Print on sale

We have 'Brits Abroad' by Doug Hyde on sale.

It is No 254 of 295 limited edition prints which are signed by the artist.

This beautiful and humorous print is being sold in a gorgeous heavily distressed bronze frame with a large soft white mount.

Complete size 43" x 34.5"

This exact print is on sale in a Local Gallery for £525 without a frame.

Our price £275

Grand Opening 11th September 10am

We are opening our doors to the Public this Saturday!

Come along to view the breathtaking artwork in the Gallery and the stylish mirrors in the Showroom.  We have all the latest trends, contemporary and classic styles on offer.

Although we have items to purchase straight from the wall, we also hope to inspire and unleash creativity within your homes, business and workplaces. 

We will help you find your perfect image from a catalogue of over 10,000 prints, which include one off prints that will not be found anywhere else, then help you design how you would like them displayed with a large and varied choice of frames and mounts.

We open @ 10am

Hope to see you there

Tuesday, 7 September 2010

Introducing Showhome Art & Mirrors

Our company has been working alongside many interior designers for over 7 years, to create a portfolio of beautiful artwork and mirrors which grace the finest Showhomes and Hotels across the country.

Showhome Art and Mirrors have now opened a gallery to the public , which has many breathtaking examples of artwork and mirrors, fresh from the most creative interior designers.

As our cutting edge pieces are constantly ahead of trend, there will always be new and inspiring pieces to purchase and take home.

We also offer

• A Full Bespoke Picture Framing Service

• Personalised Canvas Wraps

• Made to measure Mirrors ~ With Optional Etching

 • Image manipulation

 ........ and a comprehensive catalogue of over 10,000 prints to choose from.

All with our One to One, friendly service that is tailored to the customer’s needs