What our valued customers say
“I highly recommend Ann Carroll's inspirational work framing. I gave her what I considered to be a complicated job to frame and individually mount a selection of badges, a plaque and other items representing 30 years of Police Service. Also included were three sets of Army campaign medals which were mounted so they could be removed when required. Many people have admired this display which is situated on my lounge wall. An excellent job well done, Ann. I would recommend you to anyone wanting a job well done. Thanks.
“We had an excellent experience with Picture This Art and Framing. We wanted some fossils framing for a wall, so our project had challenges beyond the framing of a 2-D picture. Ann took us through all the steps in the process, and helped with the myriad of choices of mounts, frames and glass types. The results are beautiful but also sturdy, and the service was good value for money.
Anita Le Heron
“We were given Ann's name in a local art shop as being someone local who would tackle my somewhat unusual and very personal framing request. One of our sons was fortunate enough to be selected to row for Great Britain in the Olympics this year where he managed to win a silver medal. We decided to have one of his rowing “one piece” suits framed as a keepsake, but didn't really have a lot of idea of how it might be best presented.
Making the suit look good when flat, it being made of lycra but with a very clear design imprinted, was not trivial. Similarly, the size and complexity of the mounts required to frame the suit pushed the boundaries a little. Ann was very patient, helpful and enthusiastic about the project, and in addition to considering the job in hand we had a few happy chats comparing notes on our respective children. She gave some great ideas and advice on how the frame could be made to “tell a story” as well as recommendations regarding colour choices and frame materials, all in keeping with the “story”, then once all was agreed set about the job with some gusto!
We're delighted with the result (happily so is our son) and we will certainly come back again when something equally important needs Ann's touch.”
“Ann provides the most personal and professional of framing services at a very competitive rate. She did a truly fantastic job of framing my Nan’s cross-stitch. This piece of work was a labour of love and took a year of continuous sewing to complete.
In Ann’s beautiful picture framing workshop in Maidenhead she has a fantastic selection of frames, mounts and state of the art equipment. She took the greatest of care, patience and consideration for how we wanted the piece to look and nothing was too much trouble for her.
Ann’s extensive knowledge of framing was invaluable. She helped us to visualise the framed picture by using a mirror above the work and thanks to her advice we chose a frame and mount that drew the viewer’s eye into the work. She carefully laced the back of the piece over a board so that it remained intact without gluing. The piece was further preserved by using UV protection glass and a conservation grade mount to prevent acid seepage. When my Nan saw the finished article she was speechless and we were all very emotional. Ann has taken my Nan’s work and transformed it into a family heirloom.
I would highly recommend Ann who is a genuinely lovely person and offers the very highest standard of traditional craftsmanship and service.”
Carol Cox, Artist - carolcoxartbycarolcox.blogspot.com
“I am delighted to have 'found' Ann and her framing business. She has a really good eye for colour and the frame to suit your works - this, to me, is critical. Her work is really good - the finish is superb and her service really good. A real treasure!”
“Ann has an extensive range of high quality mounts and frames available in her workshop. I was able to try lots of different combinations until, with Ann's help and guidance, I found the right mount and frame for my artwork. So far I have had two pieces framed, one tapestry and one piece of artwork, which were completed to an exceptional standard. We have been delighted with the results. Picture This Art and Framing is one of the only picture framing business in and around Maidenhead and it is wonderful to have a picture framer in the area that works to such high standards.”
Mrs D M Miller
“I can highly recommend Ann Carroll's excellent work in Framing; from consultation to the finished article she was highly professional. I have just had two embroidery cross stitch pictures mounted and framed and I am absolutely delighted with the outcome. These pieces of work took countless hours to complete so it was very important to entrust them to the right person. I have experienced disasters in the past with work framed by so called experts which was heartbreaking, in fact, one such piece I have now given to Ann to be rectified.”
“I had two very precious family photographs which I asked Ann to frame for me, having heard about her through a friend of mine who was very happy to recommend Ann. First of all, Ann was able to advise on background colour and the most suitable frame but I didn't feel any pressure from her to choose any particular frame as she said it was all a matter of what I would like to hang in my home. Having said that, I was more than happy to go with her advice and was absolutely delighted with the end result. Ann also framed a beautiful birthday card which my granddaughter, who is only 8 years old, had made with lots of funky art, and the frame really enhances the picture. The photographs and birthday card take pride of place at home and all my family (which is very large) have commented on how well they look. I will definitely be asking Ann to frame some more photographs for me. Well done, Ann!”
“Ann Carroll – what a find! I have a lovely old print that is not worth a lot of money, but it has been in my family since I was a child and has a great deal of sentimental value. Because it hadn’t been framed very well it had already faded quite a bit and lost some of its beautiful rich colour. Ann was able to help me pick a beautiful mount and frame for it and to help me protect it from further fading by using UV protective glass. Ann was patient and informative and a joy to work with, I can’t recommend her highly enough.”
“Ann undertook a difficult job in framing a piece of old Guinness memorabilia. I actually didn’t think it could be done as it was bulky and awkward but she suggested quite a clever solution and the result was striking.”