I have been a picture framer on and off for over 30 years, helping clients with do-it-yourself framing, working as a custom framer, managing framing shops, and occasionally framing from my home.
I now again provide picture framing from my home, centrally located in Oakland, California, easily accessible from highways 580 and 880, on a quiet street with plenty of parking. I have two large home studio areas for the design and construction of picture frames. Since I don't have a storefront, customers make appointments for designing, and later for pickup. My clients find that doing business with me at my house is pleasant and relaxing.
My customers are primarily buyers and collectors of original art and quality reproductions, as well as contemporary artists. For this reason, I carry acid-free, conservation mats only, and my moulding samples are geared toward contemporary art. My moulding selection includes over 150 corner samples in a wide variety of wood, gold, silver, and many other finishes, as well as metal frame (Nielsen) corner samples in many profiles and finishes. My moulding choices come from decades of experience as an artist and picture framer. It is important to me that my mouldings are tasteful and good quality, but I am also aware that prices must be moderate for most clients.
As an artist, my primary framing concern is the preservation and aesthetic presentation of works of art.
As a frame designer, my art background is critical to sensitive design that will provide joy to you and protection of your art for a lifetime.
As a businessperson, my goal is to educate my customers so they are completely confident in their purchase: they know their art work is being properly treated and understand the reasons for their framing decisions.
I want to help everyone to be able to afford to buy original art and the kind of framing it deserves, so of course I strive to keep prices as reasonable as possible. Because I do not have a storefront, I am able to provide picture framing for substantially less than my yellow-page competitors. I encourage you to shop around, and I can provide ball-park figures on the phone. I welcome your inquiries.
Oakland, Berkeley, San Francisco Bay Area, East Bay, northern California
Artist's website: www.sharonhudson.com