The final touch to a painting is the addition of a great frame. It completes the work and should enhance the colors and composition of the art. Sarah Beckett at SB Framing Gallery is truly a master! She has framed the work of my mother, Marion Coffey, for over 15 years and has always been creative, thoughtful and honest in her choice of frames. Our entire family and many friends who have used SB Framing have always found Sarah to be an essential component to a finished piece of artwork.
I’ve been a professional photographer for 30 years and when it comes to framing, I trust Sarah implicitly. She can match styles and colors of frames to my images far better than I can, and she consistently offers me the best choices. Not only that, but she is cheerful and fun to work with, which makes the entire nail-biting experience of choosing a frame enjoyable.
There is nothing more important to the final presentation of an image than its frame, and I have complete confidence in Sarah to do the finest work. I would never go anywhere else.
I have had Sarah frame several important pieces and items for us. Our most meaningful piece is a shadow-box Sarah built to proudly display the American Flag, some Iraqi money and a photo of my brother-in-law and his flight crew after they flew into Baghdad for a C-130H Combat Mission during the War on Terror.
I lack any sense of creativity and color-styles, so I usually just give Sarah the items I need framed and completely trust her judgment on what matting and frame styles to use that will make our framed pieces stand out. She had even made an ordinary poster we picked up from the airport in New Orleans look like an outstanding piece of artwork.
About three years ago, I gave my mother a Christmas present that was a framed picture of her when she was 4 yrs old. I felt confident in handing my heirloom picture to Sarah, who did a perfect job of choosing the mat and frame to reflect the feeling in my treasured photo. When my mother was dying of cancer, I asked her about some of the most special things in her life and when I asked what her favorite Christmas present was...she said, "Definitely, the framed picture of myself, that you gave me!"
As I began an art career in early 2007, it became very apparent to me that if I was going to be
taken seriously, I needed to have my work look as professional as possible.
This meant for me, print with a professional and frame with one.
I was very lucky to find a great printer in Prime Digital Media and a great framer in Sarah from
Since I knew nothing about printing or framing, this made perfect sense to me. I tried cutting corners at first and bought some pre-made frames. (NOT) It was a waste of money and made my work look far less than professional.
Soon Sarah became a friend and was encouraging and full of great new ideas. I have known her to take continued education classes and try new materials as to be up to date on the latest trends. The picture is a picture of a piece that Sarah framed for me with Acrylic framing. Very cool stuff. It made my piece look like it was floating in a pond.
Take my advice, if you want to command a decent price for your work, make it worth it and use professionals like Sarah.