We glaze pictures using high quality 2mm picture glass. We also offer non-reflective
glass on which the surface has been very specially treated in order to disperse excessive
reflections - useful in conservatories or highly lit rooms.
Alternatively we can frame your picture in clear plastic styrene if you don’t want
to use real glass - useful when pictures are particularly large or are intended to
be hung in children’s bedrooms.
Bespoke Picture Framing
Richard Martin Gallery have been providing quality picture framing to the Gosport,
Fareham and Portsmouth areas for over thirty years. We construct all of our frames
from hand in our studio and we only use the highest quality frames, mountboard and
materials. There is nothing to compare to having your pictures framed the proper
way and we think you will notice the difference.
Over the years we have framed more or less anything that can be framed including
football shirts, pressed flowers, medals and cricket bats, as well as a huge quantity
of oil paintings, watercolours, pastels and prints.
If you’re not sure how you want your pictures framed come and see us and we can advise
Choosing a frame
We offer a large selection of frames, many of which we keep in stock and display
in the gallery, although should you have specific requirements we can order any frame
you could imagine and have it ready within days.
We stock the best quality frames we can find. They are mostly constructed of solid
wood including ash, oak, pine and ramin. Depending on the style of frame some are
sold as natural wood while others have a stain or lacquer finish.
You may want an antique-style frame for a 19th century oil painting or something
more contemporary for a modern poster or print. Whatever you need we are sure to
The frames are cut to size using our indestructible ‘Morso’ guillotine and then the
perfectly mitred edges are fixed together using a pneumatic underpinner. These are
the best tools in the industry for putting frames together.
You may want to have your picture mounted as well as framed.
We only use museum-quality neutral pH mountboard and, while ivory or white are the
most popular choices, we can supply any colour you like.
We can also apply gold lines, watercolour washes, marbled-paper and other mount decoration
all of which we do by hand.
Framed Football Shirts
If you have a football shirt that needs framing bring it in to us and we will make
it look great.
The shirts are held in place by a specially designed invisible hanger and placed
into a recessed frame. We can also incorporate match tickets and programmes into
Whatever you want framed bring it in to us at the gallery or give us a call on 02392