Born and educated in Thornbury I developed my inherited creative flare with an A level in Art followed by a Foundation Diploma in Art & Design at Filton College and finally graduating from Gloucestershire University in 1997.
Having learnt woodworking skills at a young age from my father, himself a keen hobbyist woodworker, and with carpentry being a family trade for several generations, picture framing seemed an entirely natural progression for me. My great grandfather’s tools are still being used today in my own workshop.
Having completed several courses in picture framing techniques, I became a professional framer, employing and building upon the skills I had learned.
Working alongside Drummond Cuthbert, gilder and restorer to Windsor Castle, I learned the arts of frame restoration, water & oil gilding.
I offer a complete bespoke framing service using conservation and acid free materials which include a wide range of specialist glass, so that pictures and paintings stand the test of time. No yellowing or foxing.
Following many years of experience I have framed a multitude of items, from prints & photographs, to paintings, embroideries, cross-stitch and 3D items and regularly frame artworks for amateur and professional artists, as well as several prestigious households and hotels.