Custom Framing

Front of shop“As always, your ideas, talent, and attention to detail never fail to amaze me.”
Paul Tukey, Publisher, People, Places & Plants –

Galeyrie is a creative CUSTOM FRAME SHOP providing artistically designed framing for original artwork, maps, family portraits, keepsakes, children’s art, needlework, sports memorabilia, or anything else you want to display.  We will help you find the right frame design, and protect your item from light, moisture, and damaging materials with our archival materials and techniques. If you have a specific idea, we will help you accomplish it. If you work best collaborating with others, we enjoy interacting in the design process.
Our DESIGNER, Sally Barrows, holds a BFA in Painting from the Maine College of Art, and has been framing ever since graduating in 1984. There has been on-going development of her color sense, sensitivity to line, scale, and contrast – all of the visual sensibilities – for over 25 years. Her primary focus is the right “feel” of the frame elements- whether they be organic or geometric, old world, classic or contemporary, colorful, rustic, tailored, or mysterious. This “feel” is a synthesis involving the framing elements, the artwork and the sensibility of the person who will live with it. 

Our SELECTION is as comprehensive as any in the world, metropolitan or otherwise.  Choose from Italian oxides, gold leaf, distressed woods, inlaid veneers, solid hardwoods, antique reproductions, as well as contemporary and basic traditional styles, and, of course, all of the colors of the rainbow. Our shop carries 7 lines of mat board, and 6 types of glazing, including Museum glass.

Our FRAMING SKILLS include fabric-wrapped mats & liners (with many linens, silks & suedes to choose from), fillets, French lines with marbleized or painted panels, V-grooves, multiple-opening mats, and shadow boxes.  We are proficient in needlework blocking, stretching, and framing.

SAMPLES are available for you to take home for consideration. Whatever style you are working in, whatever your budget, we can find a frame for you that is just right.

All frame styles are available for outstanding MIRRORS to dramatically enhance interior space. You are not limited to what you might find in a catalog or showroom. We carry 12 sizes (16 x 20″ to 30 x 60″) of manufactured 1 ¼” beveled mirrors- much more affordable than a custom-sized beveled mirror. Mirrors built to fit a specific space are another option. Choose your frame, choose your size, and we will build your mirror at a reasonable cost.

We offer CONSULTATION as a means of establishing a relationship. We will meet with you in your home for 1 hour gratis, anywhere in the Greater Portland area.

Be sure to DROP IN to take a look at our offerings. We look forward to meeting you!.

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