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Custom framing services for original artworks and giclees (overview)

By Al R. Young
only high-end custom frames
We have framed our own artworks for more than 30 years, and during that time we have provided a variety of framing services to patrons upon request.  For many reasons—including constant changes in the availability of moulding styles—we cannot offer off-the-shelf framing options or response times typically associated with such a service.  Of necessity, all of our framing projects are aproached, priced, and billed as constuling projects... Read more »

Tags: Into The West, Spring Rain, North Country, The Grey Havens, Journey's End, Looking Back, Enchanted Stillness, Bedtime Story, In The High Valley, The Daydream, Before The Ball, Old Shannon, Pavane, Sweet Brier, Legend, Mountain Home, And I...


Ashton's rustic frame for There Is Help For You

By Ashton R. Young
Ashton Young completed the design and fabrication of this frame in April 2016 in the workshops at BenHaven.  The roughness of the frame’s weathered wood represents the handcart and the ruggedness of the subject’s ordeal.  Elspeth’s hand-painted chickadee in the lower left of the frame’s liner extends to the viewer the same message of hope represented by the chickadees perched in the tree limbs above the figure.... Read more »

Tags: There Is Help For You, 2016, Framing, Project commentaries


Custom frames for Stein Eriksen Lodge Deer Valley conference center

By Ashton R. Young

Al Young Studios engages in a broad range of specializations surrounding the creation, presentation, and care of the fine art media in which the Artists of Al Young Studios areengaged.  Custom framing is among the oldest of these services.
The commission to create two original oil paintings, as part of the Stein Eriksen Lodge Deer Valley conference center renovation, included the creation of custom frames for the artworks.  Accordingly, we chose to frame them in our gilded and antiqued Corinthian style moulding with ornamented corners... Read more »

Tags: 2013, Framing, Project commentaries


Custom frames ready for exhibit at the Museum of Church History and Art

By Ashton R. Young
Preparing for the upcoming Easter exhibit involves framing two of the four paintings to be included in the show.  Since 1995, Al Young Studios has not only maintained its own frame shop, but has developed a unique approach to meeting its custom framing needs, particularly in terms of museum-quality frames.

Framing can be one of the great riddles that must be solved in the ongoing work of any studio.  Not only is cost an important factor, but getting the desired result from even the best of framers can be a very difficult challenge... Read more »

Tags: 2010, Framing


Once Upon a Time painted on 400-year-old doors

By Al R. Young


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cascade project... Read more »

Tags: 2003, Framing, Project commentaries, Restoration and remodeling


Eastward in Eden framed by a Palladian style entablature

By Al R. Young


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cascade project... Read more »

Tags: 2003, Framing, Project commentaries, Restoration and remodeling


Turning a vestibule into a focal point

By Al R. Young


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cascade project... Read more »

Tags: 2003, Framing, Project commentaries, Restoration and remodeling