WELCOME TO GARY OWEN
FRAMING & ART RESTORATION
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About Gary Owen
In the year 2000, after many years working in the art field, under various disciplines l decided to go out on my own again
and open a gallery, framing shop and art restoration studio in my home town of Barrie, Ontario. It's been a very gratifying experience. Although tough at times l'm lucky to love what l do and continue to derive great pleasure in connecting with people with a common interest in art, whether it's framing a family photograph, selling a piece of art they connect with or restoring a
My real love is the restoration side of the business. To experience the surprise on peoples faces when they come in to pick up the piece on completion is something very special to me. Often the client thinks the piece is beyond repair and are pleased to know that it can be saved and brought back to life and l take great pride in being capable of fulfilling that wish. All too often our valuable past is discarded for something new with no real value or relevance to who we are or where we've been. Our past should be observed, cared for,appreciated and maintained for those who come after us.
Feel free to get in touch and we'll talk about what l can do for you.
Judge James Gowan portrait restoration project. (2013)
I take great pride in my ability to bring back the lost beauty and life to works of art and their accompanying frames.
Although it may not be noticible on a day to day basis paintings do accumulate dirt,grime,fireplace smoke and dust particles that diminish their vibrancy and brilliance.
Rips, loss of tension, paint chipping and mould can occur over long periods of storage. Old varnish can turn dark and become brittle over time obscuring brilliance and detail of the work.
Antique gilded plaster frames are extremely prone to breakage, chipping,corner seperation and loss of finish.
All of these issues can be resolved and l would be more than happy to sit down with you and go over
all the aspects concerned in retuning your piece to
it's proper condition.
You'll be surprised to see what can be done, no matter how poor it looks.
I save works of art to be enjoyed by those who follow,
Full Service Custom Framing Since 1988
I CAN LOOK AFTER ALL YOUR FRAMING NEEDS WITH THE CARE THEY DESERVE AND THE BEST MATERIALS AVAILABLE. JUST DROP IN WITH YOUR PIECE TO SEE HOW GOOD IT CAN LOOK. I HAVE HUNDREDS OF FRAMES TO CHOOSE FROM AND THERE IS ONE THAT IS PERFECT FOR YOUR PIECE.