Since studying in Florence frames have become a constant allure.  I collect them endlessly from all over.  Maybe they can’t make or break a painting but they can certainly enhance a piece of art no end.


Motif and decoration.  For some time now  the brilliant George Richards has been making my frames.  Just recently I have become more involved in the design of frames in a way to make them more unique to the picture and client.  My first attempt can be seen above.  It is a take on a Sargent frame used for his charcoal portrait of Lady Poole.

Sargent portrait of Lady Poole

These decorative frames are usually associated with paintings.  We also decided on a gesso mount to complete the effect.

I expect to fill this post in the months to come with a collection of ideas to feed into future creations.

watch this space……





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