Moving tradition into the present

Mat decoration is a time honored part of fine picture framing.

French matting, typically seen on book plate prints, architecturals, botanicals, and wild life prints such as those by Audubon and Gould - is both traditional and beautiful.

Moving this traditional decoration into the present presents many challenges. When fine traditional materials such as hand-made marbled paper, gold and silver inks, real leaf, and gouache are used, the end result retains the elegance intended.

Tapes, paint pens and the like have tainted this beautiful decoration, and the staunchly traditional applications have limited its use.

We have updated the look while still using the quality traditional materials to produce something new in mat decoration. We are able to produce and reproduce the fine traditional art of French Matting and use its fine components to a modern purpose, the finest in art enhancement.