ABOUT US

Your quality custom picture frame is designed at the framing table in our showroom and then handcrafted, with care, by our skilled team of framers in our workshop.

Each member of our team shares a passion for the arts through either the visual arts, photography or creating bespoke timber products through carpentry. They know their job and treat your work as if it were their own.

Our business has been recognised for excellence in our contribution to the ARTS as well as excellence in small business management. We are winners in the Tweed Shire Council Business in Excellence Awards, 2017 and 2018.

THE TEAM

       

Jen is our Front of House designer and photography specialist. With a Diploma of Freelance Photography and Interior Design, you can be assured that Jen can assist you with relevant, up to date and accurate advice with both your printing and framing requirements.  Home styling with art and photography, along with creating personalised and interesting photo walls, is her specialty.

Rex is our master Picture Framer with many years of experience in both producing quality frames and in Business Management.  He is a true professional, and is a valued member of the universally recognised Professional Picture Framer’s Association.  He is recognised for his ethics, professionalism and his dedication and contribution to the industry.  Rex enjoys opportunities to mentor and train our energetic and motivation team of picture framers.

Nick Sheffield has joined our team and has proven to be a passionate framer who enjoys his days at the framing bench. Nick is a successful photographer, currently exploring capturing drone work along the coast, including some great shots of Byron, Bronte Beach and our local area.  These can be accessed through our gallery and purchased and framed for your own walls.

Di is our ‘work flow auditor’ who keeps art work safe and secure as it follows the work path from the time of order to collection. Di enjoys art and has worked with Philip Bacon Galleries as a curator and art critique. Her passion for art and the attention to detail she gives when caring for each customer’s art is a valued part of the business.

Team Coastal. Committed, professional, skilled and dedicated to their work.

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WHO WE WORK WITH

When you bring your art work in to frame, we give you our time to give you the perfect design for your art.

Our team enjoys listening to your story, adventures and memories. We know the importance of understanding what your special article is, and what your purpose is for your framing. We work with:

  • Art – for exhibition, sales, home making, prints, originals,
  • Home Stylists – prints, art,
  • Photography- reproductions, exhibitions, selling, markets, displaying, home makers
  • Needlework, tapestry, x stitch, fabric framing
  • Travel art from all around the world – papyrus, cloth, canvas, paper, tiles
  • Indigenous canvas, stretching, framing
  • The every day home stylist and interior designer
  • Corporate business people – office art,  menus, maps, products
  • Sports organisations – jerseys, presentations
  • Historians – maps, photography, artefacts
  • And every day homemakers….
  • We are happy to refurbish your old art works for a new coastal location.

We celebrate a strong clientele in Byron Bay,  Ocean Shores, Pottsville, Cabarita Beach, Casuarina Beach, Kingscliff, Coolangatta, Miami, Burleigh Heads, Curumbin, Brisbane and Beyond.  We also celebrate many clients from Murwillumbah, Uki, Mullumbimby and Banora Point.

We can also arrange delivery to these areas, and have recently extended our services to freight to both Melbourne, Sydney and Adelaide.

OUR  STORY

Rex and Jen came from Country South Australia in 2010 for a sea change.

From a rich history in horticulture, viticulture and wine making, Rex soon decided that here, on the coast, it was either self employed or unemployed.  Rex has a great history of being a creative, whether it be with building and handcrafting timber,  growing plants, making wine or enjoying the rich arts culture of the Limestone Coast. He now combines his skills and talents with his profound business knowledge to be of service to others here on the coast with their artistic and framing needs.

Jen has a long career in teaching, working in all facets, but mostly contributing to the arts through the teaching of  music and visual arts.  She has also been a successful exhibitor in both art and photography in South Australia and gathered many prizes over the years for her work.  As a qualified Children’s portrait photographer, her work can be seen in many homes across South Australia where her business, Jens Lens, thrived.  To be able to combine her creativity with Interior Design and Picture Framing,  Jen feels she has her dream job.

In 2010 the energetic couple  purchased COASTAL FRAMING AND DESIGN and remain in the same location, other than relocating to 5/25 Industry Drive, next door, in 2016. The development of a state of the art showroom, workshop and print studio was a milestone in their achievements.

With a life long passion for the ARTS, and enjoying the creative side of life, Jen and Rex continue to share their love of art through the rich arts culture that is found here in the Northern Rivers.  Through offering their expertise in design, photography, mentoring and providing excellent customer service, they continue to enrich the community with their passionate contribution.