Framing Services

The MacLaren offers professional framing services for the artist, collector, family historian or proud parent. Quality materials, museum-standard service and a wide range of frames and matts are available at competitive rates. We also feature a “Tree Friendly” framing line that uses metal and recycled materials. Our on-site framer has trained with the Professional Picture Framers Association, the Library of Congress and the Canadian Conservation Institute and possesses thirty years of experience. Take advantage of a number of services we offer, such as custom framing and design, dry mounting, restoration and repair as well as shadow box framing to preserve your important family heirlooms.

MacLaren Members receive 10% off framing services.

To make an appointment for a free consultation contact Petra Hewson at 705-720-1044 ext. 272 or email Framing appointments are available weekdays during gallery hours. Inquiries welcome! Drop-in weekdays between noon and 1 pm or Wednesdays between 5 and 7 pm.

Our experienced framer will work with you to choose a framing design that will present and preserve your artwork or cherished treasure to its best possible advantage.

Petra, I really appreciate all of your help with my framing and am very grateful for your excellent suggestions! You went that extra mile to make sure the job was done top-notch and the result was nothing short of perfect!

– Anne

Petra Hewson has been doing our framing for over ten years. Her extensive selection of frames and matting, and ability to choose the best colour, texture and style to enhance a painting or photograph are exceptional. We are always so pleased with the finished result. Even though we live in Oakville…we would not go anywhere else.

– Michael and Barbara

Wonderful experience! Received excellent advice from Petra Hewson on handling art, shipments and sourcing materials. Expert help is much appreciated! 

– A.F.