Hi Jon, so what do you do at Wimbledon Art Studios?
Operating a picture framing business under the name of ‘Wimbledon Studio Frames’.
How would you describe your business?
I’d like to think I'm both an upcoming and established business. I began my framing career when I took a space at Wimbledon Art Studios, having completed my initial training as a framer. Now my frames can be seen all over the world, thanks to all those talented artists I've worked with.
Describe the work you frame?
Being located within Wimbledon Art Studios, home to a diverse range of artists working across all media, I have framed all types of work. Boxing gloves, crewel, embroidery, canvases, ceramics, watercolours, collage, photography, sculpture, oils, chalk pastels, oil pastels, charcoal, textiles; works for museums and galleries. And works for schools, for parents, for homes, offices, sports centres…
So what do you get up to at the show?
During the show, my doors will be open, and two framers will be on hand to deal with any enquiries. This could be for work purchased during the show, or anything else pertaining to framing.
Anything new for 2017?
New methods, new products, new approaches!
Any celebrity or well-known gallery buyers? (that you can mention)
Where would I start...
What do you enjoy about being at Wimbledon Art Studios?
As a picture framer, I could not wish for a more exciting environment in which to develop my practise and skills. Everyday can present a new challenge, perspective and approach. I get to work alongside highly talented artists, makers, printers, photographers: if it’s a creative discipline or related practise, you’ll probably find someone doing it at Wimbledon Art Studios. It’s an extremely dynamic and fluid environment.
I also enjoy being equally open to the public, as is a High Street framer, providing a comprehensive service, guaranteeing quality and consideration, regardless of the type of work that needs framing. My co-worker James Kelman, who has worked in the framing industry for over twenty years, brings a wealth of practical experience to the workshop. Between the two of us, we can ensure that your work will be framed to the highest standard, and in such a way that it can be appreciated for decades, if not generations, to come.