Unique mat and frame style designs for you.
Original watercolor by a Paris Artist, N. Dluales. Rag paper is hand-painted and hand-wrapped on thicker mat board to add more depth to look into the artwork. This method allows a unique variegated color match of depth not available with regular white core or solid color mats. Warm colored frame complements the colors of the buildings.
Red-shouldered Buzzard. Antique 1891 Trade card with hand painted bevels, panels and hand-drawn lines. Two spacer mats are between the three window mats to add viewing depth. The narrower frame design reflects the curves of the wings of the "Buzzard". Note how the hand-painted panel complements the colors in the card. This is not possible with regular marble papers.
Grey Owl Framing
Original artwork by British bird artist Ian Lewington. Simple design with a hand painted grey variegated bevel. The simple black scoop frame is perfect.
Grey Owl Framing is a one person, independent frame shop. I specialize in unique and unusual frames and mats for Original Works on Paper; Antique Prints; Decorative Mat and French Mat designs. And I do other things too!
Most of my designs involve higher preservation level cotton rag mats. And unique hand-crafted mat elements make a truly unique design.
Grey Owl has very good pricing for the high level of quality. One of my frame packages can range from less than $100 to more than $1,000 depending on the size, frame style and finish, mat design, and glazing. I should be able to custom make a unique, one-of-a-kind design appropriate for your work, and within your budget.
Grey Owl is a small custom frame shop, and I only work by appointment. I take all Major Credit Cards. Give me a call and we can talk about what you want:
Russ Wood / Grey Owl, Owner