My primary services are picture and object framing. I produce beautiful frame packages using quality materials that enhance and protect your artwork.
I graduated University in 1998 with a Master's degree in Fine Art and as such can assure you that I understand how important it is that the design of a frame package is absolutely right. It is imperative that you, the client, are completely happy with the frame package I am going to make, and that you have been fully involved in every decision. I will offer expert advice on the various materials available and their appropriateness to the job. I will advise on colour, scale and style while helping the client to understand the different levels of conservation.
Framing options vary depending on the level of protection you require. There are five recognised levels of framing. Museum - The ultimate protection for your artwork. Conservation - Helping preserve your artwork for future generations. Commended - Guarantees a degree of protection, with design playing an important part. Budget - Visually pleasing, but offering no long-term protection and Minimum - Putting economy first.
A decorative edging for a picture, such as a painting or photograph, intended to enhance it, making it easier to display and protect. Art work framed well will stay in good condition for longer. Picture frames have traditionally been made from wooden mouldings, which are still the most common material, although other materials are used including aluminium, and plastic. There are many mouldings to choose from. They vary greatly in colour and finish with something to suit every taste and budget.
Although there are five levels of framing I only recommend the highest three. This is because I focus on the highest framing quality and believe that your precious fine art deserves the best framing to preserve and compliment it All my work is hand made to your exact specification here on the premises.
A mount is a thin, flat piece of cotton or paper-based material included within a picture frame and is placed between the frame and picture serving two purposes: first, to prevent the image from touching the glass, and second, to frame the image and enhance its visual appeal. As with mouldings there are many mounts to choose from. There is an extensive choice of colour. Mounts are of various thicknesses and offer different levels of protection. I will offer expert professional advice on proportions and suitability.
The picture frame will usually contain a pane of picture framing glass or an acrylic equivalent to protect the picture. In some instances where the art in the frame is durable, no protection may be necessary. Glass is common over watercolours and other artworks on paper, but rare over oil paintings. Some picture framing glass is treated with an anti-reflective coating, known as ‘reflection control’. Other glass is rendered virtually invisible having had its iron content removed during production; this is known as ‘water white’ and is available with or without reflection control. When a picture frame is expected to be exposed to direct sunlight, or harsh lighting conditions such as fluorescent lights, UV filtering may be added to slow down the photocatalytic degradation of organic materials.
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