This Autumn past several new frame designs were developed in The Curious Room. Included was this delicate tray frame for Jane Hansford’s tiny painting on a panel. This frame was hand sprayed with my newest paint colour ‘Fog’. Jane’s work can be viewed at St.Anne’s Galleries in Lewes, East Sussex
We donated a frame to support joannabryantprojects.com auction of this photograph by Stephen Gill in aid of the Syrian Refugee Crisis. The walnut frame was incredibly delicate with just 10mm width on the face. Spliced joints add extra strength. The frame was oiled and waxed. The glazing, anti-reflective and colour free looks invisible in the photograph. The artwork, as always was fitted inside the frame with Japanese hinges and wheat starch paste.
This painting on canvas by Lindall Pearce was raised, using a sub-frame and fitted to our super deep tray frame. The frame design gave the illusion of the canvas being very deep. This gave the whole piece weight without making it look heavy. The joints were spliced for strength. The frame, made of Poplar wood, was sanded very well and waxed for a natural finish.
One of my customers loves and collects Modern British Art and I really enjoy her visits as I also love work by post-war British artists. I framed this lino print by Robert Tavener in a simple all white curved frame. The hand sprayed finished was so smooth that it had the look of royal icing. More works by Robert Tavener can be viewed at Emma Mason Prints
How wonderful to frame a Michael Craig-Martin print, the artist who brought us glorious pink walls at last years Royal Academy Summer Show. I floated the print with Japanese hinges and made a box frame glazed with colour-free glass. This glass is reflective glass like regular glass but has a low iron content therefore it is crystal clear. The white of the paper was quite stark so I gave the customer two different white frames to take home to make sure we made the right choice for both the artwork and her interior. The frame was then hand sprayed using the perfect white selected from the Curious Room paint library.