A NEW picture framing shop that provides a bespoke service to preserve all your important life moments has opened in Herefordshire.

Whether it's a family portrait, piece of art, military item, or travel, sport or concert tickets, Old Shop Framing in Kington High Street says it can cater for all your needs. 

Located in the former Old Shoe Shop, the service provided is the brainchild of Alan Kerr, who has channelled his love of natural materials and craftsmanship into making picture frames that compliments people's artwork.


"As a boy, growing up in Scotland, I loved nature and the outdoors, spending summers building dens and getting my hands dirty," said Mr Kerr.

"As I got older, this love of making things allowed me to turn my hand to carpentry and woodworking projects, like making a chair for my daughter or building a sauna in my garden.

"More recently, I have been exploring my creative side producing my artwork, by controlling the explosive energy of firework as a way of mark making on traditionally handmade cotton rag paper with beautiful deckled edges, then adding natural pigments forged from the banks of the river Wye or the hedgerows and apple orchards of rural Herefordshire.

Hereford Times: Alan Kerr using a framing guillotineAlan Kerr using a framing guillotine (Image: Rob Davies)

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"The image is then embellished with 24 carat gold leaf in contrast to ultra black paint to create highs and lows. These are highly textured works.

"For me, picture framing is about celebrating your important life moments, achievements and memories, helping you express your personality or make a statement at home or work."

Hereford Times: The Old Shoe Shop has reopened has a framing shopThe Old Shoe Shop has reopened has a framing shop (Image: Ro)

Services include bespoke artisan framing, conservation framing, box and tray framing, 3D objects and textiles, specialist mount cutting, hand finished waved frames, specialist glazing, natural wood frames, and small art gallery. 

The shop is open by appointment only from 10am to 4pm Wednesday to Saturday.

To book, call 07547 025337 or email info@oldshopframing.co.uk 

Alternatively, you can fill in the contact form via oldshopframing.co.uk