Just launched! My canvas artwork from my new square range is available for framing. Canvas artwork is easy to freight as there is no glass to worry about. Click here to shop for framed artwork.
Fine art prints however require glass for framing so framing is not an option for the rest of my work. It is so expensive (and risky) to courier artwork with glass that it is just not worthwhile. But please read on to hear all my recommendations so you can try to achieve a similar look with your local framer.
MY LOCAL FRAMER
If you happen to live in Geelong, Victoria (or surrounds!) I can highly recommend my The Frame Shop on Rutland Street, Newtown. Chris frames all of my work that you see on instagram or in photo shoots and does an amazing job!
If you do not live nearby please read on so you can pass on framing recommendations to your own local framer.
Framing is really a personal choice and ultimately you can choose whatever is going to suit your home and style. I have provided details below of how I frame for myself and for photo shoots so you can replicate this look if that's what you fancy.
Timber: I like a skinny pale timber like Victorian Ash or Tasmanian Oak. I use a 12x40mm profile.
Matting or not? I personally have all my artwork framed 'flush' without matting as I like the way the art looks going all the way to the edge. All of my art is printed edge-to-edge (no white border) which makes this framing option possible.
Glass: If you opt for a non-reflective glass, especially with the black artworks, they look absolutely amazing.
Other features: I like to have my artwork set back from the glass with a mattboard spacer (see close up photo for example). I choose a black mattboard spacer for my dark artworks and an appropriate shade of white for my lighter artworks. It gives the artwork a 'boxed' look which has a high-end feel. To achieve this look ask your framer to adhere the artwork to the backing board to stop it buckling.
FRAMING YOURSELF AT HOME
All of my smaller artworks will fit into ready-made frames. This includes the 8x10in, 11x14in and 16x20in (equivalent to the 406x508mm size which my limited edition range starts in). These frame sizes are quite popular and I've had luck finding them at Target, Kmart and even Officeworks. Your local framer might even have ready-made frames at this size.
Please take extra special care when framing artwork yourself. My art should only be handled by outer edges and not be touched on the front at all. Even the slightest touch can leave a scuff mark or fingerprint on your artwork so only remove from the packaging when it's ready to go straight into a frame.