The right print. The right place.
Unsure about what print, size or type of framing might suit your interior? Over the last 17 years I have collaborated with numerous clients, architects & interior designers on a diverse range of large & small, commercial & residential projects. I'm here to help you get it right!
Building or renovating? Think about art at the
beginning. Once you know what artworks you'd like to feature, it's a good idea to consider any lighting requirements such as angled downlights, which really enhance a piece at night. It's much easier to then choose your colours, furnishings & accessories around any key art works. Scale is important & if you have a big wall, it can be very dramatic to feature one large statement piece. An eclectic mix of smaller works can be effective when arranged together on one wall, making space for your hero piece & giving everything room to breathe. Less is often more!
If you'd like to
email me photos of your room, I can superimpose a selection of prints & email them back to you (please include measurements of a wall or piece of furniture so I can scale to size). This is a complimentary service I provide & helps you visualise how a piece will suit your room.
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Before - Unsure of which image, frame & size to choose, I suggested several variations of "The Golden Years" (seen here superimposed) & "Valley Of Gold" to my clients. I pasted these into photos of their blank wall & emailed them so they could compare & be absolutely sure. "Valley Of Gold" triptych was the perfect choice & suits their lounge beautifully (next slide).
After - "Valley Of Gold" triptych, custom size 530mm x 2340mm installed. "It looks fabulous & we love it" they said!
Before - I was contacted by a Russian photo agent the year before, seeking a large high res. alpine lake scene of New Zealand, complete with snow capped mountains & autumn leaves, for his client's indoor pool in Russia. A year passed until he contacted me again, the home was now complete & there was a big wall to fill! OK, no small challenge, I duly accepted & began the process of shooting possible locations, until I captured this image "Crystal Clear", which I superimposed into this photo of his indoor pool's wall for approval.
After - "Crystal Clear" 28m wide x 3m high, assembled from 120 photographs for very fine detail, it took several weeks to refine this mega-image, emailing sections for approval until finally, all the necessary adjustments were complete. I loaded the entire file into my Dropbox folder & e-mailed the link, which my client’s agent then downloaded & printed onto vinyl in Russia, installing it like wallpaper. What a result!
Before - my clients Geoff & Anki visited my studio whilst on holiday in NZ & were looking for a beach image for their home's adjoining studio in Zurich, Switzerland. I superimposed two different sizes for them to consider & they chose this large 1m high x 3.32m wide canvas. I was already booked to travel to my sister in Switzerland 3 months later, so I offered to install it for them, while I was there. Easy!
After - I packed the frame in parts like a meccano set, took the canvas rolled loose in a tube, packed all my tools & travelled to their home on the lake of Zurich. After spending the morning assembling the frame & stretching the canvas, we got it secured to the wall (after a very long & pleasant lunch!) I used a split batten system on the back of the frame in order to keep the whole frame flat & secure to the wall over the full width. Geoff suggested adding foam insulation in the back of the frame to reduce reverberation off the wall when watching the home cinema - a clever trick! It was a real pleasure to be able to install this on the other side of the world, for such wonderful clients (click main photo above to see whole image).
Before - a selection of beach scenes were superimposed into a photo of my client's wall for them to choose from.
After - "Perfection" of Orokawa Bay was selected in a white enamel frame, 812mm x 2284mm. It looks fantastic, creating a window to their favourite beach & it really was the perfect choice!
Before - "Infinity" superimposed onto privacy screen wall.
Following 3 years of consulting through the construction period, this extreme installation of "Infinity" was the final touch to this supreme Auckland home. This complex high resolution image was created from 108 separate photographs & then printed directly to 15mm low-iron glass. A 6m wide water weir runs through the bottom of the image - truly amazing!
Before - "Heaven On Earth" superimposed onto the wall.
After - "Heaven On Earth" canvas with a white enamel frame, 812mm x 2284mm installed.
Before - "Bonjour Akaroa" was superimposed onto the wall.
After - "Bonjour Akaroa" 606mm x 2440mm installed (new ceiling lights were fitted to highlight the piece, very effective.)
Before - "Stony Batter" 500mm x 2400mm superimposed onto this reception wall @ Ascot hospital, Auckland.
After - "Stony Batter" 500mm x 2400mm installed. The colours in the image & the white enamel frame matched the space perfectly.
Before - "Dancing Mist" superimposed onto wall, after which the layout was revised (image on right.)
After - "Dancing Mist" stretched canvases installed (each 4400mm high x 650mm wide.) View a larger image in "news" section.
"Terrific Tekapo" 2.6m high x 27m wide on textured fabric, 1 of 20 high resolution extreme installations for Auckland International Airport (this one is located @ Gate 18 arrivals). This 2 year project involved a high level of consultancy between architects, airport management & the production / installation team. Submissions were made to fit client brief & images were superimposed into schematic drawings & concept sketches to create visuals for approval. View more of these dramatic murals in Glass & Fabric.
I have to say, it's pretty awesome standing in front of your work, enlarged to such an extreme size as this!
Before - image of "Tranquility" triptych was superimposed into a digital diagram of the wall.
After - photo of "Tranquility" triptych 700mm x 3150mm installed.
Before - "Swan Lake" was superimposed onto the wall.
After - "Swan Lake" print size 600mm x 800mm installed.
Before - "Karekare Magic" was superimposed onto the wall.
After - "Karekare Magic" installed (custom size 710mm x 2000mm.)
Before - "Morning Mist" digitally superimposed into photo of wall.
After - "Morning Mist" installed. Image size 350mm x 1000mm, framed under UV70 art glass to minimise reflections, with a white matt & high gloss black enamel frame.
Before - image of "Tranquil Waters" triptych was superimposed onto the wall during construction.
After - photo of "Tranquil Waters" triptych 700mm x 3150mm installed.
Before - "Dansey's Foxgloves" was superimposed onto the wall.
After - "Dansey's Foxgloves" print size 525mm x 700mm installed,
custom frame to match interior decor.
"Golden Beehives" superimposed onto wall, comparing a framed print (here) vs framed canvas (next image)
"Golden Beehives", showing a framed canvas superimposed onto the wall
"Golden Beehives", showing the actual framed print (image size 800mm x 800mm) installed using a custom frame + museum glass to eliminate 90% of reflections. Perfect!
Before - "Solitude" superimposed onto the wall.
After - "Solitude" canvas with a dark brown frame, 812mm x 2284mm installed.