Hal Moore Industrial Watercolor!

Hal Moore Industrial Watercolor!

This piece dates from the 1980s, it is by Columbia artist Hal Moore, We matted it in an 8-ply (double thick!) and used a 7/8″ wide soft gold squared frame. The frame measures about 30″ by 40″. Nice work Hal!

Cool Frames!

Cool Frames!

Elite Framing has a large selection of frames, everything from simple, straight black frames to unusual and elegantly designed decorative frames. Here is one design that is vintage in appearance while contemporary in design. These old storybook prints look great with simple white museum quality 8-ply mats and these cool frames! This frame design comes in four different finishes, too. Contact Elite Framing for wonderful framing ideas!

Framed Antique Arabic Map of North America!

Framed Antique Arabic Map of North America!

This map dates from 1926 and is apparently was a used travelmap, based on the folding pattern. We matted it in an acid free mat and put a hand-finished Italian moulding on it. This piece measures about 34″ by 24″. رائع!

Anne Kesler Shields 1965 Silk Screen!

Anne Kesler Shields 1965 Silk Screen!

Here is a nice piece from the mid 60s, a silk screen by North Carolina artist Anne Kesler Shields. We matted it in a neutral museum mat and used a dynamic silver frame. This piece measures about 20″ square.

Parisian Original Street Art!

Parisian Original Street Art!

This contemporary piece was brought back to SC from Paris. A study in red and blue, it is painted acrylic on paper. We used a white museum quality mat to match the paper and a thin dark blue metal frame. Magnifique!

Framed Contemporary Abstract!

Framed Contemporary Abstract!

This dynamic print by Florida artist Claire Miller was done in the late 60s, it is titled “Composition in Red and Black.” We matted it in a neutral beige museum quality mat and used a 1 1/8″ plain black frame. This piece measures about 24″ by 30″. Fantastic!

Framed Whimsical Postcard!

Framed Whimsical Postcard!

Recently a customer brought in this little prized keepsake of hers for us to frame. (We don’t ask questions!) We used an 8-ply white mat (twice as thick as a typical mat, resulting in a deep bevel) and a contemporary gold toned 3/4″ Italian frame. It took a custom mat cut to incorporate the to postcards into one opening and the resulting shape emulates the shape and scale of the ice missile! Fun!

Wonderful Lichtenstein Print!

Wonderful Lichtenstein Print!

Here is a wonderful print by Roy Lichtenstein we recently framed for a client. It is Lichtenstein’s take on Tintin (complete with an homage to Matisse.) We used a white museum quality mat and a simple black metal frame. We used museum quality ultra-violet filtering glass on it, too! This piece measures about 30″ by 40″. Great Snakes!

Framed Paul Kaufmann Abstract!

Framed Paul Kaufmann Abstract!

This large (38″ by 30″) abstract watercolor is by Columbia, SC artist Paul Kaufmann. We used a white 8-ply archival mat and a contemporary 1 1/4″ gold frame. This is part of Paul’s Manhattan series and, fittingly, will reside on the Upper East side! If you are searching for local, original and dynamic artwork consider Paul Kaufmann’s works. At Elite Framing we can show you many of his creations!

Framed Long Island 1950s Watercolours!

Framed Long Island 1950s Watercolours!

These fabulous watercolours were brought in by the great-granddaughter of the artist, she had inherited them. They are wonderful! The artist used a palette with strong eggplants and greys. We used a white museum quality double mat and a 7/8″ wide silver frame. We really enjoyed these pieces while they were in the shop! If you have museum quality framing needs contact us at Elite Framing in Columbia’s Five Points shopping and entertainment district.