|Ian Kenny Framing is a family owned Picture Framing and Gallery business working from
Main Street locations in Larkhall and Hamilton, Lanarkshire, Scotland.
Our first retail workshop was opened in Larkhall in 1989, although Ian had been framing
pictures and producing artwork since the summer of 1976. He quickly established a reputation for quality framing work,
and we went on to open the Gallery in Hamilton in 1992.
Building up a reputation for being a quality picture framer and
art retailer was our main
objective for the next few years, and in June 1998, this increased
reputation and demand for our work led us to open a third outlet in the market town of
Reorganisation of the framing business means that the Larkhall
branch is now a
fully dedicated picture framing workshop where the public are welcome to speak to the framer who will be
doing their work.
You can also organise your framing in Hamilton. There is always a qualified framer on hand to talk you through the options you have, both for presentation and preservation of your artwork, needlework or memorabilia.
We have always been at the forefront of the picture framing profession - we were the first picture
framer in Scotland to take on the Design Lines mount decoration system - allowing us to
offer high quality picture mount decoration at a reasonable price.
||The increasing use of conservation materials has not passed our notice, and we became
one of the first framers in the area to actively promote quality conservation materials for use in
picture framing. Conservation and Museum framing is now the core value of our business, with preservation of sentimental and valuable artwork our main priority.
With the use of Conservation and Museum materials in mind, Ian took the Fine Art Trade Guild
"Commended Framer" exam in February 1997, and passed with flying colours - making him one
of the first qualified picture framers in Scotland. As you would expect, both our other framers are also fully qualified. Andrew is GCF No.697, and Craig is GCF No.860
The old style Commended Framer qualification is no longer current, and has been replaced internationally by the Certified Framer qualification.
Ian Kenny GCF(APF) has fully supported the scheme since it's inception in 1994, and has been the Guild's examiner in Scotland since 1999.
We are proud to be Accredited Professional Framers who are committed to Continual Professional Development. The Accreditation - GCF(APF) - is bestowed by the Fine Art Trade Guild, which has been in existence for over a hundred years, and oversees standards for the Art & Framing industry.
Ian was Chairman and Master of the Fine Art Trade Guild from 2015-19.