An Artist's Perspective
An artist has an emotional connection with their own art that is truly unique compared to the feelings someone else forms with the art when they see or purchase it. An artist's relationship with their work can lead to a unique outlook on how it should be framed. Read on to find out what several artists think about custom framing.
Robin Zingone, Artist
Imagine champagne without bubbles, a bird without a song, Paris without croissants, a ring without a diamond, a rainy day without umbrellas, Park Avenue without taxis, peanut butter without jelly and a little black dress without heels.
It is just as impossible imagining a beautiful work of art without a fabulous frame from Larson-Juhl. Just not right.
Eleanor Grosch, Artist
Custom framing can bring a whole new dimension to a piece of artwork. The proportions and color choices can make a statement or set a mood that standard frames totally miss out on.
Bonita Williams Goldberg, Artist
The perfect frame is one that does not take attention away from my work. To me, that usually means a larger convex profile that flows up and away from the canvas. I have worked with Larson-Juhl frames since the 80's. I find their choices to be wide and varied, their finishes consistent, and they withstand the stress of travel from show to show. I rely on a custom framer to choose frames for me because I am too involved with the painting to make a good choice. My work is done! When the right frame is added to my work, it finishes it.
Chris Paschke, Artist
Picture framing can make or break any piece of art. Inexpensive art can be made to look like a million dollars, while a high end original may be left cold and uninteresting. Good frame design should enhance and protect the art, and with the right choice of moulding and mats, a viewer's eye may be invited to roam around within the borders of the frame exploring the nuances and richness of both the framing and the art it houses. Neither great art--nor framing--ever needs to match the sofa, but the right combination of moulding, mats and design for a piece of art allows it to fit into any decor.
Art is only half of any presentation of wall decor. Custom frames are like fine furniture for your art. Beautiful water gilded and hand-carved mouldings along with cotton rag boards, proper hinging, and museum glass all assist in creating an enclosure and environment that protects your fine art for today's enjoyment and for future generations.
Deanna Sirlin, Artist
When I choose a frame, it is to complete the artwork, to give it a finish which speaks directly and contextually to the painting. It is a bridge between the vision of the artist and the eye of the collector.
Janet Vanderhoof, Artist
A great frame selection can make a piece of art a masterpiece, but it should never become the focal point. I want to be wowed by the whole, not just the frame. I am very choosey about the materials I use in my paintings. They must be museum quality and my frames should be of the same quality.
I surround myself with beautiful things. I purchase furniture and frames that will last and are timeless. I like Larson-Juhl frames because the quality and materials are outstanding. I know when I pick up a framed piece, it will bring me much appreciation and joy. A framer allows me to see my work in a different light. It is their expertise to select the best frame for the art. My framer and I are a team. When the right frame is added to my art, it sings and looks like it should be in a museum.
Pat Meras, Artist
I like to use Larson-Juhl frames because they are good quality, strong, and come in a broad selection of color tones. My favorite styles are clean and classic, not competing with my art. When the right frame is added to my art, it enhances it and shows I am concerned about the quality of the presentation. It is both my responsibility and opportunity as a professional artist to present my work in the best possible manner.