Winter Hours at Hangar
Gallery will be open Monday to Saturday 10am – 4pm
We look forward to seeing you.
Visit the Gallery
“Black Orchid” – one in a new range of ink, alcohol and gold leaf originals by Kirsten Boston, now on show in the Gallery.
Pop in to see a great selection of prints, etchings, originals, jewellery and ceramics from a range of artists.
Hangar Art & Framing
“Fantastic friendly & personal service! A gem of a little gallery!”
– Kirsten T
Visit us at Hangar Framing
Not only do we offer a professional framing service, but you can drive to the door and park for free!
Hangar Art & Framing (also known as Hangar Framing) offers all the attention to detail, craftsmanship and latest technology that you would want when having your artwork framed. Kirsten Boston has assembled a team of expert framers with a solid background in framing techniques, who can work confidently with all types and sizes of art. They are here to help you chose the right frame and mount to perfectly show off your work.The right framing will complement and enhance a piece of art, never overpower it.
If the frame is the first thing you notice when you look at an artwork, something has gone wrong. As well as framing work for the public and business clients, we work extensively with professional and amateur artists and photographers, framing their artworks, helping with exhibitions and dry-mounting for presentations. Caring for your artwork and delivering a high quality product is at the heart of all we do here at Hangar Art & Framing.
Our Framing Services
Our workshop is equipped with up-to-date machinery to cut frame mouldings and mounts of any size and complexity, so you can be assured of great precision time after time.
The use of Mount Boards can really bring something special to the finished framing and selecting the right mount is often the first step to achieving a perfect result. We use only the best quality Acid-free Mount Boards from leading suppliers, Daler-Rowney and Arqadia. The best colour, size and type of mount board to surround your image inside the frame, will depend on the style of your piece – you may opt for a single mount, a double mount to bring out a certain colour, a deep mount, a floating mount or one of many other options for something extra special. We have hundreds of colours to choose from and our staff can guide you through your choices, showing you any combinations you’d like to try and offering their advice so that you can choose exactly the right mount for your artwork. For added detail, our computerised mount-cutter can add a V-groove to a single mount and it can easily deal with more complex shapes including circles and ovals with consistent accuracy. Not all work needs a mount, some will look better simply set straight into the right frame; by looking at all the options we can help you to decide what is best for your piece.
Mounts for Special Occasions – A perfect personalised gift for any occasion
We can cut customised “Signature Mounts” which make an ideal gift for birthdays, retirements, anniversaries, for your own specially memorable trips or for new additions to the family…be they two-legged or four! For Weddings and other big occasions, we can provide a large window mount for your guests to sign on the day. With the dimensions of your photo we will cut the mount to your size specifications, and you can then add your favourite photo to frame up as a beautiful and unique reminder of your special day. Signature mounts also make an ideal “post wedding” gift, incorporating the photos of the big day.
Selecting the right moulding to frame your artwork is often regarded as the most important part of the process; it should complement the piece and be sympathetic in both style and size. We stock hundreds of mouldings from many of the leading framing suppliers, including Arqadia, Nielsen & Mainline, alongside a wide range of ready-made frames. With choices including wood, metallic and plastic, in many colours, widths and profiles you can be sure of finding a frame to meet your requirements. Our expert team at Hangar Framing can guide you through the process, with as much or as little input as you need or would like. Viewing a selection of frames next to your piece will help you to decide the right one for your work. If you’d like to match a moulding you’ve previously used from Hangar Framing, no problem! We’ll be able to retrieve the details from our system and give you an exact match without any guess work. (Unless of course, it has been discontinued by the supplier…)
At Hangar Art & Framing, we offer three alternatives when it comes to selecting the glass for your framed work – Plain, Art Glass (Non-reflective) and Acrylic. Plain glass is most widely used to protect your framed work from the environment, but if you are hanging your art in a sunny room with many windows or a lot of electric light, you may prefer to use a non-reflective glass. Art Glass is a non-reflective glass that will minimise reflections so you can fully appreciate the colour and detail of your work. Our experts will be able to show you the difference between the glass types and can advise on what will best suit your work and your budget.
Acrylic is the third glazing option – when we are framing work for shipping, we use an acrylic “glass”, to increase the likelihood of your work arriving intact and ready to hang. It can also be used for artwork that may be in a vulnerable position, i.e. in the bedroom of boisterous children…and is lighter than glass, so if your artwork is likely to be carried around, acrylic would be the perfect choice.
Our experienced team at Hangar Framing offer an in-house canvas stretching service for original works as well as digital photographic canvas prints. Have your embroidery, tapestry, bargello or other canvas work professionally stretched to give it the finish it deserves. We will measure your work and make the stretcher bars to fit exactly. As with all our other framing, we take great pride in our neat finishing and can either finish the work to hang as a simple canvas, or can further frame it to your specification. Alternatively, for embroideries and similar, we can simply stretch your work over a board to make it ready for you to use later as a cushion or chair cover. As you can see from these images, size is no barrier!
From art work to sports memorabilia, tapestry to 3D objects – we can frame just about anything! Whatever you would like framed, bring it in, telephone us or email and we will be happy to help.
Sports Shirts Framing
We are experts in the framing of sports shirts. We use our computerised mount-cutter to make your framed sports items extra special. We can combine several items in multi-aperture frames to make a truly bespoke finished product.
How lovely to have your most special memories framed and on display.we can provide framing for all your special memories as keep sakes. Bring us your signed concert tickets, the menu from that extra special meal, medals from marathons, sports days or from your time in the services. We have recently been honoured to frame one of the ceramic poppies from the incredible Tower of London installation, Blood Swept Land & Seas commemorating the First World War. The Poppy was framed using a multi aperture mount and a specially made box to house it and the various other items chosen by the client.