Having framed several of Hester Finch’s paintings in the past, we were delighted to be approached by her again to try something new for one of her recent portrait commissions.
Last year, we framed an Indian wedding dress using three frames to add depth and interest. This time, by using the same concept, but with a different combination we accomplished an elaborate and truly bespoke frame.
We began this construction by choosing a tray frame which allowed us to float Hester’s canvas in the middle. This combined with a square sub-frame underneath deepened the overall effect. With its’ generous, rounded profile, the top main frame has classic appeal and therefore rounds off this frame construction in an elegant way.
In this frame, the striking combination of classic shape is brought bang up to date by being painted in a clean light grey, with Farrow & Ball‘s Elephant Breath. The resulting finish gives a very contemporary feel to the classically-shaped frame, thus enhancing the bright tones of Hester’s painting beautifully.
A graduate of the Ruskin in Oxford, Hester Finch is a painter and portrait artist. Based in London, she makes portraits to commission and exhibits both nationally and internationally.