Have you ever seen artwork in a gallery, bought a print and then found that it never looked as good in your home?

When artwork is presented, it picks up colours and tones from the surrounding environment.

First and foremost of these is the frame it's mounted in. Next is the colour and texture of the wall it's hung on. As images are displayed in this website (the large ones that is), take note of the 'frame' around each piece. The colour is the same on every page, but you'll notice that it suits some pieces beautifully but for others, it just doesn't work as well.

The purpose of the frame is to present the artwork, not to be the centre of attention itself. Avoid gaudy and elaborate frames and colours that shock.

Spend the money to have the quality prints that I supply mounted and framed using professional conservation/archival quality materials that will preserve and maintain their condition and value.

Remember: PRESENTATION IS EVERYTHING! Frame according to good decorating standards to do them justice. Use only recognised professional framers.

If you have specific questions about framing or using artwork for decoration, please send me an email and I'll do my best to provide a suitable answer.
Presenting the work of Australian artist
David Calrow
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