Framing at Dolphin Gallery

We have over 500 frames and 100 mounts for you to choose from. That might sound intimidating, but don’t let it be. We’re out to simplify the choice rather than to complicate. We will view the artwork, ask you about your thoughts and the room décor, and offer you some idea’s.

We are bespoke picture framers with 30 years framing experience so offer expert advice on framing combinations to suit your taste and creativity as well as your budget. The services that we offer are comprehensive and varied ranging from framing simple certificates through to sporting memorabilia, canvas stretching, photography, tapestry, fabrics, and cross stitch stretching, artwork prints and 3D imagery, through to high range original oil, watercolour and acrylic artwork. And 1001 things in between – there is not much we haven’t framed! All framing is carried out on the premises and is done to exacting conservation standards. We normally take 14 to 21 days to complete work, however can frame to a tighter deadline for urgent work.

Our frames vary from ultra contemporary to deeply traditional. We have an extensive range of aluminium profiles in a wide range of colours and, for that ultimate frame, we’re agents for Frinton Frames – exquisitely wonderful hand-made swept frames. For those on a budget we also offer a wide range of Ready Made Frames, which are available in stock, or we will order in for you.

If we don’t have what you want in stock we will find it for you, we are supplied by Nielsen & Bainbridge, Lahrson Juhl, Centrado, Lion and Wessex and will

We also offer a full mounting service. A mount plays all sorts of roles in the final picture from the aesthetic to the practical. Thousands of options exist; single, double, triple, lined, washlined, or banded and we offer v-groove and offset corners to add that touch of originality. We also offer dry and wet mounting, heat sealing and canvas bonding and a digital mount cutting service which enables us to cut complex shapes, coloured bevels and fillets. For box and 3D image framing we make a custom box finish with fillets.

You can choose whichever glass finish you prefer; standard float glass, anti-reflective, conservation and museum quality which are optically clear with little or no colour cast, and UV to prevent fading and discolouration of artwork.

We also offer a picture restoration service through our partners; The Picture Conservation and Restorations Services, and also offer a photograph scanning and repair service.

I know this is a lot but don’t worry, simplicity of suggestions is our maxim! Check out some of our recent framing in the ‘Our Work’ section.