Kew Frame, 8 Mortlake Terrace, Kew, Richmond, TW9 3DT
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I frame practically anything from prints, watercolours, posters, maps and oil paintings on board or canvas.
I also have extensive experience in working with unusual items and, in the past framed African mask, medals, silver spoons , coins, records, football shirts, stamps, piece of clothing, perfume, wedding bouquet, shoes, carpet, jewellery, etc...

Florence Nielsen

It's important to have a good eye for colour and detail

I read History of Art at the CREPAC, Brussels, and later completed a certificate in Gilding and Restoration. My most important formative years were spent learning the art of framing with my mother, herself a reputable framer with 25 years experience, in her atelier Cadr’in (Rhode-St-Genese, Brussels). During those five years I learnt that a ‘keen eye’ for colour and detail are paramount to meeting a client’s expectations.

A further three years were spent as an assistant and framer to Henri Bolsens (Atelier Henri Bolsens, Brussels), antiques dealer, restorer and master gilder. My first venture in freelance framing came by teaching a number of framers at the Passe Partout Atelier (Avenue August Rodin, Brussels).

Following this I moved to London where I opened a framing shop for an existing gallery in Sheen. The shop framed works for the Gallery but mostly for the general public. This was my first ‘independent’ venture.

In 2005, I decided to open my own shop, Kew Frame, so I could develop my own style and technique, learnt in Belgium and France, quite different to that of conventional framers in the UK.