About Alan F Holmes Picture Framing

For over 40 years, we have specialized in the presentation of art and artifacts to the highest possible standards. During this period, we have been particularly observant and aware of the visual importance for such items (whether originals or modest reproductions) to be presented not only to high standards, but also in appropriate styles which truly reflect the taste and nature of their surroundings.

Interior Designers and Specifiers working in both private and commercial sectors, testify to an increase in discerning clientele, who require progressively higher standards of furnishing and decoration. However, the least strong area of knowledge and expertise is undoubtedly that concerning the selection and presentation of art and wall decor. Consequently, these items which are so important to completing any scheme, are frequently overlooked, or receive only secondary consideration! Yet, the inclusion of well chosen and presented pictures, prints, mirrors and other wall décor items, can have a remarkable visual impact, and clearly communicates ones appreciation of both style and attention to detail.

Historically, a degree of elitism has always been applied to “Art” and its appreciation. Our sole aim is simply to cut through this mystique and enable anyone to achieve that tasteful ‘finishing touch’, in a convincing, yet cost-effective way.

In addition to considerable experience in the framing and presentation of all manner of pictures for private clients, corporate bodies and major art exhibitions, Mr. Holmes has personally contributed to a number of specialist books published on the presentation and use of decorative artwork and has also undertaken several international lecture tours and seminars – some as far afield as Australia and Tasmania.

Our workshop and showroom is centrally situated in Chelford, Cheshire, with easy access from the motorway network. A warm welcome awaits personal callers, who are then able to discuss ideas and/or select from the vast range of subjects and materials available. Alternatively, an advisory visit can easily be arranged, whatever your location.

The exceptional skills and experience of our staff enable all aspects of work to be undertaken and our policy is to avoid compromise wherever possible, since we believe that our own standards and the satisfaction of our customers are equally important.

Nothing is too small to deserve proper attention, and you don’t have to occupy a stately home in order to make the best use of pictures, prints, mirrors, or other high quality décor items. The fact is, that at all budget levels, everyone knows what they like when they see it, but the majority are simply unaware of where to go, and just how to go about achieving the best results.

We’re here to help.