Art Framing

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Hanalei Bay Frame · Destiny Frame · Wedding "Lock" Frame · Paddle Frames

 

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Hanalei Bay and Undersea Life

 

The undersea painting was purchased in 1992 in Kauai. The Blue Lagoon Restaurant displayed paintings done by one of the employees. It depicts the geography of Hanalei Bay and the undersea life with amazing accuracy. It was unframed when the painting was purchased and hung on a wall for many years until I found the right piece of wood to frame it. What better material to use than bamboo for a tropical painting. Bamboo is a very difficult wood to work with due to its long stringy grain but I was pleased with the final outcome. It's a finished piece of art now.

Picture Frame
Picture Frame

Destiny Frame

 

The painting "Destiny" was an unframed painting that I was asked to build a frame for. I like to use appropriate materials for the frames I build and the materials for this frame were a 25 year old teak guard-rail off a charter fishing boat. One could smell the sea salt in the teak and if you placed your ear close to the wood, you could hear all the fishing stories for all those years. The running back stay line that edges the painting, came from a local racing sailboat to add a nautical touch on the edges.

Picture Frame
Picture Frame

Custom Wedding Frame

 

The frame I built with the metal grid in the centre, was a request for a young chaps wedding. I'm not sure if they brought their own locks to place on the grid or if they were provided but he said this part of the wedding was very meaningful to everyone and each lock has a person attached to it and their kind words and affections would be thought of whenever looking at the lock.

Wedding Frame
Wedding Frame
Wedding Frame

Paddle Framing

 

A local carver from the Snuneymuxw First Nation in Nanaimo approached me to create a complementary frame for the paddles he carved. After our discussion, it was decided that clear cedar would accent his work in the best way. One of the paddles is destined for his home and the other will hang on the wall of a new bank in Nanaimo.

Paddle Frames
Paddle Frames
Paddle Frames
Paddle Frames