Arts & Culture
by Aspect County

The Art of Framing

Are you looking to brighten up a room in your house or bring character to an otherwise dull wall? Perhaps you have a budding artist in the family, and you want to display their work. Pictures say so much about your style whether they’re family heirlooms and antique shop finds or contemporary art and prints from holiday destinations, they have caught your eye and have found a place in your heart. 

Think of your home like your own personal gallery whether you mix and match with a gallery wall display or have a dominating picture that needs to steal all the limelight, the perfect frame makes all the difference. A frame is not only a mechanism to hang a painting or print, but it can also protect the piece from sunlight and dust and can either create a big statement or subtle difference to the image within.

At J&K Gallery Ltd, in Crowborough, bespoke framing has been at the heart of the business since its inception. Kester the main picture framer, assisted by James, has over thirty years’ experience in framing. All aspects of framing, from simple single mounted pieces to more complex items such as box framing medals, rosettes, football shirts etc are carried out with meticulous workmanship, attention to detail and design flair. 

They pride themselves on saying that it is possible to frame almost anything’ and some very special items to date have included an electric guitar signed by Bruce Springsteen, two images by Andy Warhol and a Rembrandt!

Apart from specialist services, all framing is carried out in-house with the use of state-of-the-art equipment. A computer driven mount cutter can achieve precision custom design to the millimetre and the glass top dry mounter keeps artwork flat to avoid distortion, even when displayed on external walls. All materials are acid-free, ensuring no discolouration or degradation of artwork, you can choose from a selection of specialist glass and wooden mouldings are from FSC approved suppliers.

Offering free advice and an efficient service, the team will talk you through the entire design process and can offer a mock-up of the finished piece, ensuring 100% customer satisfaction that the result is both aesthetically pleasing and fit for purpose. 

In addition to the framing service, they house a selection of prints, including open edition and limited editions from a selection of publishing houses and original works by local artists. 

So, show your walls some love and give them the attention they deserve with a superbly framed masterpiece!