by Alan Li
With the start of the LUNA art show now days away, I was excited to hear from my framer that my pieces were ready and available for pickup! I had brought two watercolour paintings for custom framing to Latitude 44, a local business in Toronto’s historic Junction neighbourhood.
This gallery and framing store is family owned; you’ll be greeted as soon as you walk in the door by either Janet or Mary Ann DiBernardo. They do all the framing onsite using only archival materials so that your work is fully protected for longevity. They’ve been part of the Junction community for the past seventeen years and are both easy going - I felt completely comfortable talking to them about what was possible within budget, and we spent at least an hour looking at different combinations of frames and matting.
Custom framing is no doubt expensive, but when it’s done right by experts, the art work you created has a much greater impact. I literally said “wow” when Janet showed me my finished pieces.
If you’ve got a piece of art work that you’re really proud of, and are considering custom framing, stop by Latitude 44 to chat with Janet or Mary Ann. They won’t pressure you into spending beyond your budget; in fact, they discouraged me from getting my paintings double matted which was the right choice, and it saved me money!
Here’s how you can reach them: