"Art is the only way to run away without leaving home" (Twyla Tharp)

Framed ...

Yes, I've been framed.  Well - sort of, in the process of being, at least.  

It's been a busy week and after stretching my artworks successfully and delivering them to the local framers - then came the choice of how to present the five works in a beautiful and timeless way.

After meeting with Andrew and Kiara at White Room Framing Studios - we spent quite some time mixing and matching frames and mats until we were happy with the result.

I ended up choosing a mix of pale gold frames and also classic black - it's something I would be happy with and I'm sure they will come together beautifully. 

There is so much to choose from and you can really get lost in it all but it's important to remember to choose something which fits into most homes. 

Botanicals are such a traditional style - and need to blend into the decor rather than compete with it.  They are a timeless work of art and it's important that the frame doesn't overwhelm or detract from the subject matter - the botanical has the starring role.

Accepting day is not far away and I am grateful for the rush job, thanks guys!
In the meantime I will be working on an Artist's Statement, price list and labels for the exhibition next week. 

I've had some great advice from my artist friends - thank you so much xxxx   

"Choose your friends with caution; plan your future with purpose and frame your life with faith"
Thomas S Monson


  1. This is lovely Vicki! Well done, I liked that you went with a mix or black and gold frames.

    1. Thank you Laura - I will show them once framed and hope they are as I imagine :)

  2. Artists statement is the hardest bit... I hate talking about myself, I find it really tricky! Lovely frames... good choice I think. Nice and neutral.

  3. Oh goodness yes, I'm with you and Jess on that one, hate talking about myself but I guess it is the nature of the job. Loving the choices of frames you have there, classic, simple and elegant.

  4. Do all statements need to be in the 3rd person? I hate doing it.

    It is good to see all those lovely frames. A frame can sometimes enhance or detract from a painting, so well it is well worth the effort. Good luck with the statement.

    1. Hi Bella - I would think as it says 'artist's statement' - it should be in the first person - in the artist's words.
      Otherwise it's a bio - rather than how an artist sees their own work.
      Looking forward to seeing them framed :)

  5. Bonjour,
    Je découvre votre travail et je suis très admirative de vos œuvres. Bravo !

    1. Bonjour Christine!
      Très gentil de votre part, je vous remercie beaucoup!