What do we frame?
Jo's initial foray into framing started over 10 years ago when it became clear that framing a body of her own paintings in preparation for an exhibition was a frustrating, time consuming and expensive affair with surprisingly little choice of framing styles at sensible prices. So, with some investment and formal training, Jo and her husband Jules started out, framing Jo's paintings, drawings and collages for exhibition and sale.
Although in those formative years, Jo's framing repetoire was limited to addressing the framing needs of her own artistic output, Jo Hollis Pictures can and do frame pretty much anything. Much of what we do is still 'framing pictures' but we are often called upon to frame 'objet d'art' such as a series of Indian tribal masks or a Punjabi tatooists inking pen, or items a little closer to home such as football/rugby shirts, concert tickets, school photographs, war medals and all manner of memorabilia, many of which you can see in the Gallery section of this website.
What is the process?
Step 1-Typically you would arrive at our studio with whatever it is you need to be framed. We are not restricted by opening hours but it is probably a good idea to phone or text in advance to ensure that someone is here.
Step 2- Jo will discuss your requirements with you. Some people have a very clear idea of what they want, which is fine but not necessarily always best for the work in question, which is why this 'discussion' part is so crucial. Jo has a lot of experience with framing objects from the conventional to the more bizarre. Jo's artistic input and her eye for colour, composition and texture will ensure that your work has the very best framing treatment.
Step 3 - Once you have decided how you want your work to be framed, Jo will use her all singing, all dancing software programme to give you an estimate of the cost. The final cost (which could be marginally higher or lower) will be sent by text or email pretty much immediately.
Step 4 - Once you have confirmed that you are happy with the price, Jo will get to work, usually completing your framing in job within 2 weeks, although often in less time. Should you require an even faster turnaround, say so and we will see what we can do.
Step 5 - Come to collect and once you are entirely satisfied, you can pay by cash or cheque.
What materials do we use?
We tend to frame everything to Conservation standards as defined by The Fine Art Guild which means that all materials that come into contact with your work should in no way harm it or deteriorate over the years. The materials are of the highest quality and acid free. Also, the processes we use can be entirely reversed so your fine art or photograph can be returned to its original state, re-framed or whatever you want to do with it.
Our suppliers have been distilled down to a list of those that we feel provide the very best quality and original choices and represent good value. After all, we want your framing to stand out, we certainly don't want the cost of your framing to scare you away and we definitely want you to come back again and again......