Captivating and Creative
I have been fortunate enough to professionally pursue my lifelong passion as a visual artist for most of my adult life. This career path has taken me to every corner of the globe and given me great joy. Thus, it is my objective to share this joy by making art more accessible to all walks of life and to use The Arts as a vehicle to give back to the community. Being awarded The Order of Australia Medal in 2016 for services to the community and The Arts was not only a personal and professional highlight but validated me to continue to push the value of art in society and wellbeing for all.
Given this ethos, I aligned with Frame Design’s Gallery over a decade ago and still enjoy and find myself professionally challenged by our working relationship to this day.
Donald James Waters, OAM Australian Artist
WHAT WE OFFER
WE ARE SPECIALIST FRAMERS
Frame Design specialises in framing just about anything. Our skilled team love working with you to meet the challenge of creating your unique framing solution; it’s where framing meets design and evokes emotion. Whether you’re thinking of framing a special art piece or wedding photograph, your grandfathers war medals, a toddlers first little booties or just something special to your memories, we take the care needed to bring it to life and preserve it into the future.
We invite you to contact us or visit our impressive framing studio and purpose built space. You’ll find a relaxed and captivating environment and helpful staff who will engage you in your unique project. It’s fun at Frame, you can wander through our stimulating showroom and gallery, meet a friend to just sit and enjoy our artisan cafe; or join us as we select exquisite frames and materials and include them in your computer visualisation, frame design project.
Our team of highly qualified framers use the most innovative and highest quality framing components available worldwide.
Captivating Picture Framing
At Frame Design picture framing is captivating. We're progressive and lead the way in creative design. Our expert designers use the latest in computer visualisation techniques to enhance your favourite artist, memory or heirloom.
Picture hanging appears a somewhat simple task - but can be quite complex when all factors are considered : placement, height, location, combinations, level, balance, lighting, different wall surfaces...and on it goes. At Frame we hang things perfectly - every time.
Stunning Canvas Prints
Everyone loves canvas prints. The old masters used canvas and today new world illustrators love the feel and texture for digital works. We have the knowhow, skill and latest equipment to professionally convert your photos or art to canvas.
Impossible Artwork Restoration
Modern art and materials succumb to the same ravages of time and natures urge to breaking down, deteriorate and degrade human-made and natural materials. Frame Design has 40 years of experience in Art and Photographic Restoration Services; you'll be amazed at the results and astounded by the before and after look.
Flawless Photo Restoration
What possibilities, whether it's a 100 year old family photograph or a treasured snapshot that needs retouching, we have the expertise to rescue, restore and recapture the moment. Arrange a one on one assessment by contacting us today.
Critical Image Editing
Whether it is a momentous life occasion; wedding, birthday, graduation, holiday souvenir or that treasured possession, architecture or wildlife photograph, our expert technicians are on-hand to edit, enhance and preserve your cherished memories for presentation.
Opulent Home Decor
On display at Frame Design you will find exclusive Home Decor from selected artisans. Fine linens by Bianca Lorenne, vegan and cruelty free fragrances by Glasshouse and luxurious floor fashion by Bayliss.
Cosy Artisan Cafe
Exclusive stockists of Campos coffee, Frame Espresso is by far the best kept secret of Far North Queensland; nestled humbly inside the trendy rustic interior of Frame Design. We bake and make fresh daily with a range of locally sourced produce - as we believe farm to table, in wholesome food.
Donald James Waters, OAM Australain Artist.
DJW’s artworks are not merely a reproduction of landscape but a romanticised recall of memory tainted with childhood naivety, where geographical and artistic elements push the bounds of escapism into the realm of the improbable.
David is best known for his nude female portraits and children’s series, he often explores with various mediums and imagery that portray a certain whimsy. However diverse in his subject matter, David's work is enduringly figurative, daringly coloured and executed with a graphic intention that is striking and memorable.
Desert House Party
An American photographer noted for photographing socialites, jet-setters and celebrities. Desert house in Palm Springs was designed by Richard Neutra for Edgan Kaufman. Lita Baron approaches on the right Nelda Linsk, wife of art dealer Joseph Linsk who is talking to a friend, Helen Dzo Dzo.
105 McLeod Street, Cairns City, QLD 4870
Monday to Friday 8:30am – 5pm, Saturday 9am – 12pm
07 4031 1776
After hours 04 2877 3731
Monday to Friday 6:30am – 2pm
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