Oil on canvas board by local artist David Young - a brushed gold moulding with a slim matboard white inlay designed to complement the stunning colour of the artwork.
A child's first attempts at art - creatively framed with a simple stressed wooden mould and highlighted with a 3D matboard surround - will surely sow the seeds well into the future.
Higher School Certificate entry given the finishing touches with a simple matboard frame - no glass.
A whimsical water colour illustration of Lewis Carroll's 'Mad Hatters Tea Party' - again simplicity is always the best - a simple mould/frame and white matboard - at no time distracting from the artwork.
Original artwork from Central Australia simply framed with complementary matboard and dark timber frame.
Contemporary American print - white matboard and simple white frame - and it works.
'I can't recommend the service from Australiana Picture Frames enough. Great price, great people and fabulous framing - 5 STARS...' Georgia Beatie, Bathurst NSW 25th June 2020
'Did a brilliant job on my diamond art. Highly recommended.' Helen Rixon
'Wal did a great job framing a large canvas and an oil painting for me. Great communication and reasonably priced, would gladly deal with him again!' Helen Dingemans
'Wal made me feel comfortable from the moment I entered his studio. He took the time to understand the sentiment behind the pieces and the intended space it would be displayed. I was provided multiple options based on the idea I had in mind and the information I provided.
My frames are truly spectacular and have given new life to family heirlooms that I am proud to have hanging in my home. I highly recommend Wal and his studio, I will be back!' Amy Munro, Bathurst NSW 10th September 2021
'Wal has mounted and framed several varied pieces of art for me - ranging from small watercolours, photographs, large canvas art and an assortment of bulky school badges and ties.
All have been very professionally and meticulously done and at a reasonable price. Wal listens and cares about your precious pieces and this shows in the finished products. I would highly recommend Wal and Australiana Picture Frames.' Anne Llewellyn, Bathurst NSW 28th August 2022
'Wal couldn't have done a better job and was very helpful in choosing appropriate frames. Have no hesitation in recommending him.' Kay Cleaver, Bathurst NSW 30th August 2022
'I have been takin my prints and paintings to Wal Murray for a few years now and am always so impressed by the quality of workmanship. My prints/paintings look transformed when they return, the frames always compliment the picture perfectly.' Julie Brabham, Bathurst NSW 12th February 2023
Stunning family photographs/portraits by Bathurst photographer Aimee Cook. The images were printed on a beautiful handmade paper, mounted in a 3D format and framed with a Natural White Ash frame.
White On White - two old favourites - a childhood portrait and the grandmother's treasured tapestry - removed from their 40 year old frames and re-framed with a simple white matboard and two contemporary white frames.
Bathurst Supercar poster - again simply framed with a soft natural timber frame and a charcoal matboard. This poster has been signed by the winning drivers, thus increasing its value considerably.
'Winnie the Pooh' poster from the V&A Museum, London - celebrating the works of A A Milne. Framed with a thin matt black moulding and again a thin black matboard designed to distract as little as possible from the image itself.
Clothing & Memorabilia
Great memories preserved for all time. A 1980s vintage NSW Fire Brigade jacket framed in a shadow box (designed to give the depth needed for this heavy bulky garment) moulding with navy blue matboard.
A footy fans delight. Their favourite club jumpers framed and protected for life.
'Happy Birthday...' ô0th birthday present for a true cricket tragic. Four representative caps outlining the career of a true local hero. Simple black frame and neutral matboard - doesn't need anymore than that.
Historic family photographs given a new lease of life. Wedding portrait of Mr and Mrs Joseph Hamilton, Armidale NSW 1901 - photo had been damaged and now will last another 100 or so years. An insert included giving some details of the family included.
A lot of effort has gone into collecting these family portraits. Framed with conservation grade mat and backing board and a rustic Winston Teak frame. This collection should be around in many years to come.
Medals & Badges
Boer War and WWI service medals, badges and unfortunately the 'dead man's penny' (a large brass medallion issued to the families of a serviceman who died in service of the British Empire during WWI) of local Bathurst hero Lt Col Charles McIntosh.
This collection survived hidden in a storage cupboard at All Saints'College for 80 years before this job was commissioned.
A deep black shadow box frame was chosen with purple and khaki matboard trim backing - purple and black being the colours of the 12th Light Horse Battalion - that commanded by Lt Col McIntosh at the time of his death late in 1918.
A stunning cross stich depicting a group of old rockers - simple dark mould with a 3D matboard in colours sampled from the work itself.