Newcastle based Aaron Framed It was recently recognised in an industry framing competition that was run to coincide with ART & FRAME 2015.
Entrants were required to frame a print supplied to them by the organisers, using materials and methods of their choice. Their entries were displayed at the trade show and judged by a panel of experts.
Aaron Framed It received three of the five national awards presented at the trade show.
Owner Aaron Sampson started picture framing at 16 and fell in love with it. From then on it was all he could talk about and he was driven to start his own business.
In January 2003, at just 21 years old, Aaron and his wife Sam opened the doors to Aaron Framed It.
Aaron said that it is a privilege to be able to do something you love each day.
“I am truly passionate about the arts and picture framing industry,” Aaron said. “Receiving recognition of my work through these awards is an honour.”
Since 2003, Aaron has been recognised many times within the picture framing industry, winning multiple national awards at the picture framing tradeshow. These awards are based on quality, style and craftsmanship and judged by leaders within the profession.
Working primarily with artists, Aaron says he is aware of the need to provide artist quality frames to serve for the longevity of artwork. This is the type of business he wished to create, one with no short cuts taken, one where is proud to put his name to his work.