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  • ZOOB’S WONDERFUL WORLD OF ART 04/12/2019
    Having discovered artist Jessica Zoob, 4Walls was blown away by her passion for finding beauty in all things nature. This passion is portrayed effortlessly within her modern-day impressionist fine art prints and original paintings - and we were keen to find out her story.

  • VICKY'S NEW VENTURE 26/11/2019
    While Wildwood Gallery in Ewell has only been trading for three months, owner Vicky Kirby brings over 20 years’ experience to this new art and framing shop and has, not surprisingly, hit the ground running. 4walls caught up with Vicky recently and was hugely impressed by her energy, creativity and stunning new gallery.

  • NO SCREW LOOSE! 19/11/2019
    Although often referred to as the ‘screw artist’, having innovatively created 3D-art made from painted screws, Andrew Myers uses a range of mediums in his art, and 4Walls was intrigued to find out more about this original artist and his inspirations.
  • CHOP SHOP 12/11/2019
    Larson-Juhl’s chop service has been in full swing since the start of the year.  It removes wastage from your business and can significantly speed up the lead time for delivery to the end customer.  With our rigorous quality control and next day delivery, more and more of our customers are opting for this service.

  • BILLBOARD MAGAZINES GIVES SHOUT OUT TO SOUNDWAVES! 06/11/2019
    We were thrilled to see that Tim Wakefield’s art foundation, Soundwaves, has been recognised and featured in Billboard magazine! This is after the foundation managed to raise a whopping 2.4 million dollars for charity with help from various musicians, including Coldplay and members of Pink Floyd.
  • SOO FAR SOO GOOD! 06/11/2019
    With her unique mix of talent, instinct, passion and experience, it is no wonder that Soo Turner is enjoying great success with two galleries, an art consultancy and a framing business. 4walls was fascinated by her rejection of following the pack and of being influenced by interior trends. When it comes to art, Soo simply follows her heart, and encourages her customers to do likewise.
  • PUBLISHING PERSONALITIES 06/11/2019
    Portfolio Fine Art is an exciting new publishing enterprise with big ambitions – and Vernon ‘Vern’ Smith and his team have already signed a very impressive list of artists, including international as well as local talent. Being very much a family business, their strapline is: “Putting personality back into publishing” – which refers both to the artists they represent and the way that they conduct themselves. Vern is a very busy man. 4walls caught up with him between his rock band practice and his next big launch!

  • LARSON-JUHL TAKES ON DUBAI INDEX 06/11/2019
    Larson-Juhl recently attended the Dubai INDEX show, the largest interiors event in the Middle East and North Africa, held at the Dubai World Trade Centre on 17th-19th September.

  • DEVELOPING PHOTOGRAPHY SALES 11/10/2019
    While people take all their photos digitally these days, and old fashioned photo albums full of hand fixed prints are a thing of the past, a fantastic new market has emerged for framed photography.

  • TWO NEW SCHOLARS ANNOUNCED! 11/10/2019
    Congratulations to the two candidates that have now been chosen for the Larson-Juhl Scholarship scheme’s second intake of 2019! We are incredibly proud to sponsor Laura Hemsley of Sapphire Framing in Okehampton, Devonand Oonagh Main of Irish Art Plus in Antrim, NorthernIreland, who are the two talented winners.

  • ON THE ROAD IN CHESTER AND BRIGHTON 30/09/2019
    We have loved hearing from framers and artists at two recent round tables – which both took place alongside Art & Framing Roadshows in Chester and Brighton. The events were organised by the Fine Art Trade Guild, and sponsored by Larson-Juhl. Newly elected Master of the Guild Jo Palmer chaired the sessions, ensuring that a broad spectrum of topics was covered.
     
  • WHISTLE STOP TOUR 30/09/2019
    Matt Whistler, AKA Whistles, is what you might call an extreme artist! He is also a comedian, performer, film producer and robot maker…. And already gaining legendary status.
  • ASK THE EXPERTS 24/09/2019
    Q: I’m fairly new to framing and would like some advice on framing pastels please.

  • CAMARTS 24/09/2019
    Born in 1969, in the tropical isles of The Seychelles, Camille Mondon is an artist by birth. For as far as he can remember, art has always been his passion. He says: “Art is life!”

  • SURVEY RESULTS 13/09/2019
    Thank you to everyone who completed the recent 4walls survey – we really appreciate your input. Overall, it seems the new look magazine is a big hit – which is great news!
  • ANN'S ANIMAL KINGDOM 13/09/2019
    Internationally acclaimed pet and wildlife artist Ann Seward has portraits and prints hanging in homes worldwide. So 4walls was keen to find out more about her lifelong passion for the animal kingdom.
  • CONGRATULATIONS LUCY – AGAIN! 30/08/2019
    Congratulations to Lucy Pittaway who has been crowned the ‘UK’s Most Popular Published Artist’ for the second year running! She received her award from field sales director Graham Miller at the Fine Art Trade Guild Awards in Stratford Upon Avon in May.

  • NEW SUNDRIES CATALOGUE 30/08/2019
    In response to customer demand, Larson-Juhl is delighted to launch our first Sundries catalogue which comprises 64 pages of many different accessories and specialist items.

  • LOOK OUT FOR WOODY'S WAGON! 02/08/2019
    Peter Cleevely is an award-winning picture framer who has worked with all manner of challenging pieces over the years. One of his recent works of pride is this stunning tribute to the career of Rob Wood, who has spent 40 years as a chef, 12 of which were with the Royal household. 

  • RECORD BREAKER! 02/08/2019
    Ben Riley really is a record breaker. He breaks records, then turns them in to art. Having seen him on BBC One’s One Show, 4walls was inspired to find out more!

  • PHOTOGRAPHY SPONSORSHIP 24/07/2019
    Larson-Juhl is sponsoring a global initiative with the British Journal of Photography (BJP) covering projects in London, New York, Ballarat in Australia and Louisiana, US – which the 4walls team is very excited about! The events are taking place from this month through to November. In total, Larson-Juhl will be framing around 170 images and promoting the activity through social media, on our website and in 4walls magazine in return for extensive exposure in BJP marketing collateral and on their social media channels.

  • DUNDEE ART FAIR 24/07/2019
    Late May saw the inaugural Dundee Art Fair take place at the iconic Caird Hall with more than 40 exhibitors in attendance - and Larson-Juhl was delighted to sponsor the event.

  • HUE FOLK 18/07/2019
    Hue Folk is an emerging collective of diverse young artists brought together through their fascination with vibrant colour, typography, graphic design, folk and urban art. As creatives from varied disciplines, they bring together the vision of illustrators, graphic designers and digital artists.
  • HERITAGE BRANDS, AUTUMN COLOURS AND BOTANICALS 18/07/2019
    Both the sustainability and Bauhaus trend which we have been enjoying this year dovetail perfectly into the exciting relaunch of heritage brands. Furniture designer Alys Bryan takes a closer look at these brands, as well as how Soft Green is expanding the Warm Autumn colour palette and how botanical designs have grown in to an interior trend. www.alysbryan.co.uk

  • WILLOW FOUNDATION 12/07/2019
    As a long-time supporter of Willow Foundation, Larson-Juhl was delighted to be part of the charity’s involvement with the recent London Football Awards. A phenomenal £140,000 was raised on the night with £4,000 alone coming from the auctioning of legendary Gordon Banks’s gloves (framed by us!).

  • SOCIETY OF WILDLIFE ARTISTS 12/07/2019
    Larson-Juhl is delighted to be sponsoring a special award to celebrate drawing or dry media at this year’s Society of Wildlife Artists (SWLA) annual exhibition in October.

  • FROM BABIES TO BANKSY 12/07/2019
    Niche Frames in Bristol is a brilliant example of a modern business that is embracing market forces and investing in digital equipment. 4walls recently caught up with director Joe Brewerton to hear about his success to date and his ambitions for the future.

  • WE FRAME IT - THE SKYE’S THE LIMIT 12/07/2019
    We Frame It is a thriving gallery and framing business run by Noel Hill out of two locations - Inverness and Portree in Skye. 4walls spoke to him about his thoughts on success in the industry and one of his most highly acclaimed artists, Jay Nottingham. 

  • MIGHTY MITREMAN 05/07/2019
    4walls enjoys covering new entrants to the world of framing but we also love to feature those whose passion for the sector has thrived over many decades and who continue to succeed, embracing change with an energy and commitment that is both impressive and inspirational. One such example is Jan ‘Mitreman’ Stanlick of Framers Equipment. 

  • SUSTAINING OUR ENVIRONMENTAL CREDENTIALS 05/07/2019
    Taking a responsible approach to the environment has been a priority for us for many years but we need to do more. To this end, for example, we are working with James Cropper on a range of mountboard made from recycled paper. There are some cases when only virgin paper stock will do, but there are many, many other cases where recycled paper is fine.

  • GET FRAMOUS! 25/06/2019
    Get Framous is our latest marketing campaign.  It is intended to help you, the bespoke framer, get customers through your doors, visiting your websites, engaging with you on social media, and ultimately placing orders.

  • GLOBAL DESIGN TEAM CZECHS IN TO LIRA 24/06/2019
    Larson-Juhl’s global design team, which is based in Atlanta, regularly visits our factory in Lira in the Czech Republic as part of its new product development remit. During the most recent visit, team director Kiva Connor was interviewed about the collaboration across the sites.

  • PURE AND SIMPLE 20/06/2019
    The new Simplicity range is an easy to use, everyday collection which can be relied upon for any framing need – family photographs, artwork, textiles, sporting and music memorabilia etc etc!
  • WHEN IN ROME! 16/04/2019
    Very classical in terms of look and feel, Colosseum was inspired by the magnificence of Ancient Rome and the stepped design of the world’s most famous amphitheatre.
  • COASTAL WOODS 16/04/2019
    With over 100 SKUs in total, Coastal Woods is one of Larson-Juhl's most popular collections.
  • 2019 TRENDS FROM ALYS BRYAN 29/01/2019
    Celebrating the legacy of Bauhaus and protecting our future with sustainable design are just two trends which will dominate the year ahead. Taking a lead from 2018 colour trends, yellow will also bring our interior schemes to life during 2019.  Furniture designer Alys Bryan takes a closer look at these three trends.
  • FRAMED WITH LOVE – AND PASSION 28/01/2019
    With a background in marketing and a passion for creative arts, it is no wonder that Jules Sainter and her business Lovingly Framed are both thriving.
  • NEW YEAR NEW PRODUCTS! 09/01/2019
    The latest ranges from Larson-Juhl have a European theme and embrace a number of current trends.
  • ARQADIA REBRANDS AS LARSON-JUHL UK 01/01/2019
    Arqadia, which has been part of the global Larson-Juhl group of companies since 2000, rebranded as Larson-Juhl UK on 1st January. 
  • AN INSPIRING SPACE. 11/09/2018
    We recently won the contract to supply the artwork package for the luxury Palazzo Versace hotel, here in Dubai.
  • VIEWS FROM AROUND THE TABLE… 23/05/2018
    Having come to picture framing from consumer electronics, I am really enjoying getting to understand a totally different industry, and one that is rife with creativity and an appetite for innovation that I think some might be surprised to find in the world of bespoke framing.
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