Letters and Gallery/ Hospital reactions

When I was taking the touring exhibition down from Dorchester County Hospital and moving it to Yeovil District Hospital, a doctor was really sad they were going. As he was passing he said, "Oh No you can't take those down, they are the best paintings we've ever had here!" A little bit later he came back and he said "can you hear that sound?" "No, what is it?"  " The walls!" He said "They're crying.”

"What I love about your paintings is they're deep, they're funny but deep. How do you do that?"

I just wanted to say that the Hospital art corridor is amazing and I have never known in my 11 years here, of staff stopping, smiling and talking to each other over an exhibition. Comments like, "this can stay here" and "it’s the best we’ve seen." It was so lovely. I know they are being labelled up and staff were saying ‘I wonder what this one is called?’It felt like a gallery! Wonderful! Em

At Yeovil District Hospital the security guard came up to me as we were hanging the last print and said. "That painting, the one at the end, (Michael) is the little dog, is the little dog, you know." and he motioned with his head. "is he...?" I helped him out as he obviously didn't want to say it out loud. "Yes he is" I said ".....NO! That's brilliant, I like that, I like that one!”

"Love these works by Zennor Box - made me smile, made me think. Thanks for cheering me up when I wasn't well." Ian

"Just wanted to say I love your art, I was at Southmead yesterday and they made me lol."

Hi, I just wanted to say that every shift I walk past your beautiful art in the corridor at Dorset County Hospital. It’s so lovely to just take time out and look at the beautiful images you have created. Thank you for the pleasure they bring. From a maternity support worker :)Lots of people / staff / patients / visitors get a lot of pleasure from looking at your paintings.

I work at DCH. I love your work, great insight into human psyche.. I especially like the nurse and bunny soft toy. It takes me back to being a student nurse and first days in New role...the need for a comfort blanket and the child within wanting to succeed.

Hi Zennor, I want to write and tell you that your paintings are so beautiful and deep, they catch your eye and then you are just caught and absorbed by their magic for what seems like hours. Thank you for helping at such a difficult time.

You paint animals to show us humans how stupid we are.
Mrs Hutcnins

I can assure you that your artwork brings a lot of joy to a lot of people at the RUH, both staff and patients alike. I’m a doctor there, and your work, especially 'Butterflies at Dusk', has brought me a lot of happiness and moments of peace both during some very long and busy work shifts. One of my closest friends (also a doctor there), we both realised we take a slightly longer route between departments sometimes, when we have time, just to be able to look at it for a moment in an otherwise hectic day. So for that I thank you.

Dear Zennor,
just a note to tell you how much I love your work. You use contrast so effectively; contrast between the figures and the settings, between innocence and threat, beween the noble and the ridiculous, the familiar and the unexpected, to highlight the predicaments, beauty, grace and folly of the human experience. Thanks. Keep at it.
Love. W.

Durlston Country Park Gallery "Hey Mike have you seen these pictures? Ha ha Look at that!! There’s a dog with duck feet! And it’s called Duck Dog Haha, Haha Haha, and look at that, there’s an Owl on that house Haha yeah and have you seen the Bull on the sofa Hahahahaha. Oh and look the little dog is taking himself for a walk, can’t blame him I’d do the same thing!! hahah. And have you seen those little people with that huge car in front of their view hahahahaha. Oh these are so funny!"

Dear Zennor Box
I found your cards whilst i was on holiday next to some (boring) post cards (with seagulls on). I was been chosing cards to mach my new room when we move house in 2 and a half weeks and my pocket money was restricted after spending all my phone credit in a week!
I could'nt decide, all your paintings so brilliant! They gave me hope that artists dont just paint real things like a flower pot or a fluffy dog.
I bought two cards: Love at first sight and calm before the storm. I cant wait to frame them (with hand made foil frames!). I was saying how much you are an infulence to me and how such simple things like a conversation could be painted!
Thank you for reading this,
Lots of love, Daisy 
P.S; i watched spirited away to!! What was the moral of that story? Dont take a short cut. Or move house. Oh dear.

I just wanted to let you know how much your painting "Don't work too hard" makes me smile. I bought the card a while back, and haven't been able to hand it over to anyone else (I have managed to buy and actually give as greeting cards "where the wishes go" and "by the light of the moon" - twice!) so have today put it up on my desk at work where it is in good company along side my "Going to Work" Lowry postcard,
Thank you! Ella

Hi Zennor, I love your work, it's somewhere between Salvador Dali and Berrel Cook.

Hi Zennor,
I bought two of your christmas cards today, Duck Dog & The Carol Singers. I went in the shop in York looking for a wedding card but these made me laugh out load, several times. This is great stuff. Keep it up.  I will spread the word. All the best,
Amanda (York)

You don’t often go to an exhibition and love every single picture, you usually think ones quite good, but with yours I love them all!

Hi Zennor
I love your work, love the gentle humour. 'Don't work too hard' made me laugh out loud. Going to put the card on my desk at work to make me smile.

I love your paintings, especially No Sudden Moves and Michael (although really I love them all)

Dear Zennor,
Just a quick note to say I really like the paintings! I like the "world" and I think it is very original and unlike anything else (which is very hard to achieve!). Sweet and odd, cosy and subversive all at the same time.
Best Wishes, xxx Sara

Wonderful Zennor...and very much appreciated. I love the ethereal quality of your work...it brings out the child within and takes me to a
time and a place of innocence now long lost. I hope to hand it down to my son one day and until then time I'll enjoy telling him stories about Piglings.
Warmest wishes, James

Hi Zennor
The cards arrived this morning, thank you for such a good service. I originally bought the Go Bear card & discovered your website on the back & am very glad I did, love them all! I’ll spread the word about you so hopefully you’ll get more orders via me.
Best wishes Marion

We love your work, combining the funny, bizarre and at the same time highlighting the very real issues humankind is dealing with right now. We first saw your work this summer at Broomhill Art Hotel in Devon and the whole family loved it.

Zennor paints what I dream. Her works scream that they've escaped from a child's secret and hugely vivid imagination. Box has bottled up that childhood enthusiasm only to release at a later date. Her paintings combine colour, animals and fantasy - ingredients that can only be successfully combined by the most creative of artists. Anne and Ivor