Bespoke picture framing in Gloucestershire

Bespoke Framing

Our aim is to reproduce the frame shop experience and only show a carefully selected range of frames and mounts.

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Photo restoration and image restoration

Image Restoration

Our photowork is done by talented artists and can go further than just spot removal. Typical examples are shown in this section.

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Art commissions

Commissions

If you can't find it, commission it. Open this section to browse examples of our work & to find out more information.

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Art & Photography

The art is in a range of galleries for each individual artist. Artists are being added and new pictures available all the time.

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Picture of the week

Sails Away

by Art - Brian Crosby

Our client was a restaurateur in the new docks of Gloucester. Only a few years ago Gloucester Docks were in a parlous state. To the city’s credit, the changes that have been made has transformed to area into a prime shopping destination area.. So ‘Sails Away’ reflects the major changes over a much longer period and shows the sails flying free from ships that no longer need them.

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Sails Away

Interactive Framing

The art is in a range of galleries for each individual artist. Artists are being added and new pictures available all the time.

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Ask The Expert

We have over 20 years experience in quality, bespoke framing!

Even so, if you would like to see a REAL SIZE frame or mount sample, have a look at the video. If you have been in a traditional framing shop, with their traditional 3D corner piece samples, here online, we have recreated these in 2D! And, just like in the shop, you put against your work, away from the computer! Just print a sample. Cut out corner. And 'offer up' to your actual picture.

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We are always here to help; from choosing a frame to hanging your picture we can offer advice by phone, email, online or in store.

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Business and Education

Busy schedule? Not a problem, we can visit you.

Superdry, Gloucester Rugby, Permali, Abbey Business Equipment, Hotels, Refurbishers have all benefitted from our considerable experience and know how. We can visit and advise on a consultancy basis. We are artists and have creative wisdom and sensitivity.

Educational establishments, schools and colleges, suit us well especially as Brian Crosby is also a state, PGCE, qualified Teacher and can advise from several points of view.

Business and Education art & framing

We are always here to help; from choosing a frame to hanging your picture we can offer advice by phone, email, online or in store.

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Proofs Optional Extras

Our main 'build-up' framing feature, plus the-strip-of-frame close up, does give a very good idea of the frame you are looking at.

Even so, if you would like to see a REAL SIZE frame or mount sample, have a look at the video. If you have been in a traditional framing shop, with their traditional 3D corner piece samples, here online, we have recreated these in 2D! And, just like in the shop, you put against your work, away from the computer! Just print a sample. Cut out corner. And 'offer up' to your actual picture.

For best results print in colour on photographic paper. When you have done one, you will get an idea of the size on the screen, without having to print every one you might look at.

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Just to confirm the real size is a centimeter ruler on the top of the
image. There may be slight differences in colour and scale as
printers and computers can vary.

About Us

Westend started some 14 years ago in a small shop in an area of Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England called “The Westend”. This was in the Lower High Street to the west of Cheltenham. We now have two premises – one in Montpellier, Cheltenham and the other, the main framing workshop, at 15 Commercial Road, Gloucester - next to the renovated Gloucester Docks.

With the online framing, we have brought the best of our retail experience, from our Framing shops, into this site. Easy steps to order a bespoke, custom frame. A unique proof system, a unique “Ask the Expert” advice service including short videos. You can save a combination of art, mounts and frame into a “Favourites” folder to save and see later. You can send other choices to the same page. And look later without having to remember what you have been previously looking at! Choices displayed together in our Favourites page really helps make a final considered choice.

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