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“Maria is the best at what she does. Her expertise, uniqueness and years of experience make her an ultimate choice for artwork and creative framing. Her integrity is unmatched.” Pam Kossman, Artist Owner at Heartful Designs
“…the Picasso print really looks great. I hung it in the same spot in the bathroom. I can’t believe what a transformation that mat and frame made.  It’s fun having something so old that I really loved take on a whole new life. It makes me happy every time I look at it!”Debbie P., client since 1990’s!
“I’ve worked with Maria for over 20 years! We have collaborated on projects for clients, residential and corporate. She handles every detail impeccably, from design, production to installation and follow up. She is always willing to go the extra mile to satisfy her clients 110%.” Dorothy Fagan, Artist/Writer/Speaker/Instructor
“Maria’s experience in the many various art mediums make her an excellent consultant. Her selection of frames is exciting and unique and add a wonderful compliment to her art pieces. Her attention to detail is exceptional, and the finished product is always beautiful! Maria is a delight to work with, I always learn something new from her.” Monique Libby Rizzo, CID, JRML Associates
“Maria’s vast knowledge of art and framing is of great value when selecting artwork for home or office.”Janet Ogren, Financial Professional
“I have had the pleasure of working with Maria as both a framer of my art works and as a business consultant. She has been extremely reliable and helpful to me with presentation at my art shows as well as consistent in providing excellent services. I highly recommend her for your framing needs.” Kandy Cross, Visionary Entrepreneur at Visual Interludes
“Maria has the capability of approaching new projects with a fresh eye for the style and design of framing required to accent the artwork her clients have purchased for their home and office. She is the professional that I would choose to work with my clients in the selection of art and objects to accentuate their home.”Cathy Walsh, Owner/Interior Designer at The Sterling Seahorse, LLC
“Maria’s artistic eye and professionalism makes her the perfect “go-to” person for all my framing needs. My clients love the results and I always know her selections will compliment both the art and the interiors we have created.” Katharine Kobi, CID, ASID, Interior Designer at Willis Furniture
“Maria has a very pleasing personality and will go to great lengths to assist her customers. She has done quite a bit of framing for me. I have also bought art work from her gallery.” Gerrie Beck, Independant Consultant with NYR Organics / Owner, Maxispace Staging, Redesign and Feng Shui
“Maria is a very creative and goal-oriented individual as well as being a talented “art decorator”. Every time I have worked with her on designing a frame her creativity seems boundless.” Robert O’Donnell, National Sales Manager at APF Master Framemakers
“I’ve enjoyed working with Maria through her community role as a fine art gallery owner and frame shop manager. I appreciate her eye for detail and her ability to communicate. I’ve seen her connect with many different people moving in and out of her business treating all with genuine warmth and care. Maria brings her eye for beauty to all that she does.” Donna Iona Drozda, Faculty at Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art
“I have always appreciated your customer service and keeping folks informed of new ideas!” – Barbara Leo, Furniture Design Artist at Vin’tage Collage
“Maria knows how to make any photo, memorabilia or artwork amazingly special with her framing expertise. She’s also fabulous in helping you find exactly what you’re looking for whether it’s original art from an artist you love, sculpture or reframing/updating art you already have!” Theresa Stenger, Marketing Strategist, Art Director and Creative Motivator

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Custom Picture Framing: The Best Way to Show Your Love of Art

Show your love for art by framing it. Framed artwork allows you to showcase and preserve it for years to come. Custom picture framing is the best way to go: Nothing beats the look, protection, and personal touch of having your beloved art framed by a professional custom picture framer.

Every piece of art, as well as treasured photos and memorabilia, deserves to have a unique, well-designed frame with high quality materials, craftsmanship and appropriate techniques. This can only be performed by an experienced picture framing expert.

Why go through the trouble of hiring a professional picture framer when you can buy a photo frame or ready-made frame from a craft or department store?  Professional custom picture framing services don't just produce any frame; they create a design based on your individual taste. This means that you are able to enjoy a personalized picture frame package that can't be found or assembled in big box stores. You get to choose the materials and colors as well as the layout of the frame. You can rely on your framer's design and framing experience in helping guide your selections to come up with a satisfying result you can enjoy for years.

Framing is an extension of your art -and your taste. Picture framing, along with the use of acid-free conservation materials, will preserve your picture and ensure that it stays in good condition over an extended period. In addition to protecting your picture collection, custom picture frames also enrich the appearance of your artwork.

Frames are vital when it comes to creating a first impression. You might have fantastic art but if it's in a frame that doesn't suit the art style or clashes with your decor it can end up spoiling the whole effect. Custom picture frames come in many different materials and styles. A professional framer with experience can guide you to the end product that will make all the difference.

Unless a frame shop has been recommended or advertised, you may search the internet for a respected gallery or professional framing business. Use caution when doing this, especially if the item you'd like to frame is of any value to you.

Tips to consider before you hire a custom picture framing service in Virginia Beach - or anywhere:
1.  Your Style.  Do you prefer traditional, modern or eclectic décor? Are you drawn to ornate or simple designs? Which colors are your favorite? Artwork can be properly framed in such a variety of ways. By thinking about YOUR personal preferences, you won't be overwhelmed with today's unlimited framing options.

2. Glazing.  Works on paper need protection from damaging UV light and its environment. If your framing application requires glazing, consider the glass quality and the types of glass available to protect your art and enhance your design. Conservation glass or acrylic glazing is highly recommended.

3. Matting.  Did you know that matboard borders came about to prevent framed treasures from touching the glass? A mat provides the necessary space between the art paper surface and glazing to protect art on paper and photos. Now mats are used for decorative purposes as well. There are many types of matboard for all different applications. Matting can also be used to enhance the colors in the artwork that you want to emphasize, or give your art image a bit of visual "breathing room" when a frame alone would look too small or "closed in".

4. Mounting board.  If your art requires mounting, It's recommended that you use a mount board that is protective, or at least neutral to your art. Some mounting boards can actively harm your pictures with acid and out-gassing.

5. Budget.  It would be wise to disclose your intended budget limits before starting to choose a design because that can rule out choices which could extend beyond what you're willing to spend. This allows your frame designer to present framing options which protect your artwork, fit your budget and make it look fabulous! {Ok, maybe your idea of "fabulous" is too pricey for the moment. A professional, skilled framer will offer options that protect and make your artwork shine.}

5 Star picture framing Virginia Beach  In addition to the finest custom picture framing services you'll find, FrameWorx offers a wide variety of fine art selections which feature original artwork by up-and-coming to renown artists from around the world.

Contact us 757-647-6060 for a personal consultation.

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