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Photographs of Donegal

& custom picture frames

Landscapes of Donegal
Landscape Photography
Portraits & Street
Irish Portait Photography
Macro & Food Photography
Food and Beverage Photography

Custom Picture Framing & Matting

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Picture framing preserves and showcases work that would otherwise be lost in a drawer or damaged.

Picture framing brings to life photos, paintings, calligraphy, and drawings while at the same time preserving them for years to come.

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Equipment & Experience:

I have state-of-the-art framing equipment and can create mattes and frames with an outside measurement of 6 feet in length.

I trained/worked in Artworks framing Letterkenny under Seamus Quinn, possibly the best picture framer in Donegal.

Seamus taught me that putting thought into a picture frame, after carefully listening to the customers' input, is more important than using overly expensive materials to create a solid and clean-looking picture frame. 

 

Picture frame Design & Planning

All of the best materials can't replace an experienced design sense and a good listen to the customer's wishes.

I have seen very expensive picture framing jobs ruin a good photograph. I prefer to use affordable but sturdy picture-framing materials in a thoughtful way.

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MATTES

Matting is an important part of picture framing. Colored mattes usually end up looking dated. I prefer to use a bright white or warm white matte, with or without a window matte. 

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Black Picture Frames have a bold appearance that works well with black and white photos or any artwork that is high contrast.

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White picture frames look clean and elegant but sometimes they can be too subdued much so. They work best with artwork that has lighter value scales.

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Light grey picture frames look clean and elegant but don't get lost as easily as white can. They are a great framing option if the artwork is going to be hung on a white wall.

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Gortahork,
Co. Donegal
Phone: +0 85 250 2572
Email: kevin@tirconaill.com
Instagram: @idrawdonegal

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