Godard, what a living room corner - Jamie, Los Angeles
"I procrastinated for years on getting some prints framed that meant a great deal to me. Each time I moved apartments, or relocated cities, somewhere along the way I would damage a corner or tear one of the prints. Not to mention I was tired of my apartment resembling a college dorm with posters held up by thumbtacks.
I finally surrendered and sent them to Neal. He made the entire process effortless. The finished products were stunning. Gallery-quality framing with the warmth of reclaimed wood. Neal is a true craftsman and his work shows it. He even delivered to me in LA!"
A treasure protected and now in daily view - Patrick, Portland OR
"Neal framed a photograph which depicts my grandmother's hands in the act of throwing a ceramic pot. The picture is both a cherished artifact from my childhood as well as a document and reminder of the life of a person who I have no memories of due to my young age at the time of her passing. What I love most about the frame is the way the photo is hung: it isn't flattened against the backing, but rather sits naturally, letting the creases and bends in the print be a part of the piece as well. For this reason, I think the frame succeeded in preserving the physicality of both the form and content of the photo. The finished piece points to the careful attention and understanding which I believe Neal brings to every frame he makes."
Yes We Can - Jillian, Portland OR
"I actually interned for Neal on the Obama campaign in Nevada in 2008. The campaign gave me this incredible Shepard Fairey print after we won. 7 years later, I move to Portland and Neal frames it. How's that for full circle? It's beautiful - I'm so glad this memento of that special time is now safe, protected, and up on my walls so I can remember every day: Yes We Did."
Framing for many moons - Kevin, Brooklyn
"Neal's work is beautiful, timely, and cheaper than anything local (NYC). He obviously takes great care with the artwork and approaches each piece thoughtfully. I'd send him more stuff if I didn't already run out of walls."
Large work on paper by Nathaniel Russel
Penguins, properly protected - Q, Portland OR
"I had this incredible penguin drawing unfortunately for years in a black made-in-China frame that was increasingly falling apart with each of my moves. Neal re-framed the art in a gorgeous old-milled cherry wood and also re-did the mounting of the drawing to ensure safety and protection of the paper. It was really cheap and easy."
No more IKEA - Lily, Portland OR
"No more janky IKEA frames! I brought my little art collection to Neal and I'm so glad I did. Neal's simple, beautiful wooden frames do justice to my little living room art gallery. He's great to work with and had some creative ideas for how to best present my pieces."