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Aboriginal art in shadow frames

I was recently asked to frame two modern Aboriginal paintings on board about 300 x 200 mm. They were slightly different sizes and out of square. The artists had also painted over the edge of the board. I decided that the best way to display them was Float Mounted in a Box Frame. This presented the whole painted area including the edges and enabled me to use identical size frames. They can now be displayed as a pair although the colour of each painting and its mount are very different.

Pair of painted boards in shadow box frames
Pair of painted boards in shadow box frames
Float mounted in a shadow box frame
Float mounted in a shadow box frame


I’ve always been interested in the framing of artwork and objects, but often disappointed in the result. So when I came across some frame making tools in my late father’s workshop, it seemed too good an opportunity to miss.

I’m a member of the Fine Art Trade Guild and am working towards their Guild Commended Framer (GCF) qualification. I have worked with a number of GCF framers, learning the basics and studying the specialist treatments.

What I’m doing

I plan to use my design skills to create bespoke frames for pictures, textiles, collector’s items and anything else. I enjoy a challenge, so am pleased to help with Mock-ups, presentations, displays and promotional material.

I’m also using my lettering and calligraphy skills to create personalised items and gifts.

I’m still offering creative services in the form of Typography, Artwork, and Production Project Management. Button badges and object photography are also available.