Friday, 31 May 2013

Anna Wright


A lovely print by Anna Wright in for framing today. We've given it an elegant moulding which we've then painted and waxed to match one of the colours used in the artwork, a simple finish that shows off the print beautifully.


You can find more of Anna's work at


Thursday, 30 May 2013



This stunning animal portrait by artist Kate Maxwell is done in pastel on Pastelmat paper. The paper has a velvety texture which reduces the need for fixative and takes the pastels beautifully, resulting in the amazing depth of colour Kate be able to achieve in this piece. The 'model' is Roxy, faithful hound of an old school friend of mine, Adrian Baughan.

We've framed the artwork with a hidden mount under the double mount...just in case any pastel does escape the magic paper. A silver frame and Artglass to reduce the reflections finish the piece off nicely :-)


Wednesday, 29 May 2013



Artweeks is all done, so back to the framing this week. This was a lovely idea for a piece of framing. A gentleman brought in this copy of 'True' by Spandau Ballet to be framed as a gift for his wife on their anniversary. It had been the first song they danced to at their wedding reception. He managed to pick up a copy of the single on EBay and we've framed it up for him :-)


Saturday, 25 May 2013

Last few days of Artweeks 2013


Well the sun is finally shining and we're into the final days of this years Artweeks.

We're open...

Saturday 10 - 6

Sunday 10 - 4

Bank holiday Monday 10 - 6


Jennifer Newman, Richard Fox and Mary Knowland are also exhibiting at the Arts Inc Gallery next door Saturday and Sunday, so there's lots to see.

Don't forget if you've made a purchase elsewhere during Artweeks, The Cuckoo's Nest is the place to bring it for framing :-)

Have a wonderful weekend everyone :-)


Tuesday, 21 May 2013

Some framing...


Artweeks continues apace, but today I've been getting on with some framing. This is a gorgeous Chinese Dragon painting which we've floated over a rich blue mount with matching side walls. The painting is amazing, it looks like it was done very quickly and the precision of the brushwork is fantastic...:-)


Sunday, 19 May 2013

Artweeks day 2


Thank you to all the visitors that came to see us yesterday :-) I got a little work done on this green forest painting in between chatting with everyone, hopefully I'll make a bit more progress on it today. We're open from "now" until 4 o'clock. Free tea and coffee as always while you browse and chat. Don't forget, we're also a picture framers, so if you've bought something elsewhere during Artweeks that needs framing...well you know where to come :-) Have a great day everyone :-)


Saturday, 18 May 2013

Artweeks is open


Artweeks is now up and running ! We're open everyday from 18th to 27th May. 10-6 most days, late night till 8 on Thursday and Friday. Sundays 10-4. We've got some new paintings and jewellery and I'll be (hopefully) producing some more work as the week progresses...come along if you can :-)


Friday, 17 May 2013

Joanne Parsons


These are the last of the pieces of artwork being frames for Artweeks (other than the ones I need to do for myself...). Some wonderful pastels by Joanne Parsons. We've coordinated the tray colours with the artwork and used a couple of different frames to finishes them off, really lovely pieces of artwork, Joanne is site 404, get along to see her if you can :-)


Thursday, 9 May 2013

Very large photos


We've had a collection of amazing photos of the northern lights in to frame this week, these ones are 2 meters wide, so I've had lots of exercise shifting them about :-)


Wednesday, 8 May 2013

Floated print


Here's a wonderful print we had in for framing a couple of weeks ago. We floated it over a grey mount with matching side walls to keep it away from the glass and then framed it in a simple black moulding. There are lovely details all over the print, little creatures everywhere, really gorgeous :-)


Monday, 6 May 2013

Lorna Marrison - Painted frames


A beautiful selection of small canvases by artist Lorna Marrison. We've set these in a light blue tray with an off white outer frame and they look really great :-)

More details of Lorna's work can be found at and she's exhibiting in Artweeks from the 18th May. Site 398


Sunday, 5 May 2013

Jacqueline Hopkins


Another of the painted frames here, we've added a thin green line to this one, which highlights the colours in the print nicely. The artwork is by local artist Jacqueline Hopkins, your can find more details about her work here...

Jacqueline is exhibiting in this months Artweeks festival 18th to 27th May. Site 405 along with Photographer Lyn Turner. Pop along if you can :-)


Saturday, 4 May 2013

Framer and frame


Here's one of the painted frames all finished. The colour is 'James' by Little Greene and its had a light wax to protect it. A sophisticated frame that sets off this very colourful, dramatic piece by Maureen Gillespie. You can find more of Maureen's work at the SOTA gallery in Witney


Friday, 3 May 2013

Framing for Artweeks


Here's a beautiful ink and watercolour piece by Lorna Marrison. We've gone for a waxed oak frame with triple mount on this one. You can find more of Lorna's work at