A Frame-Maker’s Journal
Updates and ruminations on our work and mission to revive the art and craft of framing pictures. Here I'll show you new jobs we're especially proud of and keep you up on what's going on at the Gallery, as well as discuss topics germane to our work, including handcraft and work generally, the place of art, and ideals of the Arts and Crafts Movement (especially its greatest leaders, John Ruskin and William Morris).
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One day in the last century a painter showed up at the studio with a batch of canvases. He was in town from Spokane, Washington, and his name was Robert Flanary. Robert explained that in addition to being an artist, he dealt in antiques from the American Arts and Crafts... continue reading.
Carol Peek is represented in Beloved California V with three paintings, including this new one, “Season of Gold.” We framed it in a simple 2″ cushion, our No. 440, with a gilt slip. The quartersawn white oak frame mimics the rolling Marin hills. Althou... continue reading.
Robin Moore first won us over with her views of Point Reyes featured in her 2008 show “Tomales Bay: A Shifting Light.” (Those works can all be found on Robin’s archive page.) We haven’t had a great deal of work from her since she moved to Abiquiu... continue reading.
Erik Tiemens is one of the Gallery’s artists who comes out of the Bay Area’s film and animation industry. Schooled at the ArtCenter College of Design in Pasadena, he spent a couple of decades at George Lucas’s Industrial Light and Magic (now part of Di... continue reading.
In our show for Paul Roehl this fall, we featured this painting, an oil on canvas called “Acheron” (24″ x 48″). But it wasn’t framed—unless you regard as a frame the pine lattice that painters wisely attach to the edges of their stretched... continue reading.
We’ve proudly represented Christin Coy for more than a decade, and have been honored to include her work in our annual all-gallery show Beloved California all five years we’ve held it. The deep feeling with which Christin paints Marin County’s distinct... continue reading.
It’s time for our annual all-gallery show celebrating the Northern California landscape, and we thought it fitting to honor our long and happy relationship with Terry Miura by featuring one of his paintings on the postcard and poster for Beloved California V: Twen... continue reading.
This is a charming folk piece from Scotland. The needlepoint depicts a village of stone houses overlooking a bay. At 14-1/2″ x 11″, it’s set in a 2″ through mortise-and-tenon No. 1201 “Kelmscott” frame in quartersawn white oak with We... continue reading.