Most of our pictures are glazed with high quality 2mm picture glass. We also offer
non-reflective glass on which the surface has been 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 assemble all frames in our studio using the highest quality 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 anything and everything including football shirts,
pressed flowers, medals and cricket bats, as well as a huge quantity of oil paintings,
watercolours, pastels and prints.
We are happy to advise you so come in and see us!
Choosing a moulding
We offer a large selection of mouldings, many of which we keep in stock and display
in the gallery, although should you have unusual requirements we can order any frame
you could imagine and have it ready within days.
Our mouldings are mostly constructed of solid wood including ash, oak, pine and ramin.
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
mitred edges are fixed together using a pneumatic underpinner. These are the best
tools in the industry for constructing frames - you’d be surprised at how many framers
use inferior materials and techniques.
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 apply by hand.
Framed Sports 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