I offer a framing service using professional materials and equipment for my own work as well as for other artists.
I think most artists will understand the dilemma over framing – will having pictures professionally framed increase sales and/or prices to cover the investment in said professional framing, or just leave one with a better looking stockpile? The answer is quite probably 'yes' and 'yes', however the bonus question of whether you actually can or want to invest the necessary capital is a bit of a poser. Faced with these questions and invoking the 'I could do that' philosophy, I've followed in the footsteps of many an artist before me and instead ploughed the cash into the professional kit to do it myself. Having invested plenty more time and money in practice and firewood from scrap frames I reckon I'm now up to scratch and frame my own and others' work.
I am now able to offer framing services for my work whether canvases or other work framed under glass. My own preference is for hand finished frames and most of my canvases are framed in mouldings painted, waxed and polished by myself.
I do however appreciate that framing is quite a personal choice and am happy to discount my framed prices either to sell as unframed, or to offset the cost toward an alternative. I usually work within a set of my favourite mouldings and materials, but would be glad to discuss other preferences on request.
I have a growing portfolio of clients for whom I frame work, including other artists with whose framing frustrations I can sympathise. I operate a simple and open pricing model with a steep discounting curve for multiple purchases, and might be able to offer an unusually rapid turnaround depending on workload. If you have some work that needs framing, get in touch and we can discuss options and terms.