PICTURE frames can make or break a painting or photograph.
The frame is a decorative edge for a painting or photograph and is designed to enhance it, make it easier to display or protect it.
The frame also complements the artwork and if done well, will ensure the painting or photograph stays in good condition for a long time.
Picture frames have traditionally been made of wood, which is still the most common material, although other materials are used including silver, bronze, aluminum, and plastics such as polystyrene
A picture frame may be of any colour or texture, but gilding is common, especially on older wooden frames.
While some picture framers get involved through a family business, many drift into the industry from other fields, just like former Hamilton man Neville Crawford.
Neville grew up on the family sheep property called Karabeal at Moutajup and his early education was at the Dunkeld State School, as primary schools were known in those days, and then did his secondary education at Hamilton College and Ballarat Grammar School.
Full story in the Spectator on Tuesday, December 3, 2013