Making things is making a come back!
Credits: Swing, SUP and family photo shot by local photographer Coralie Bodley.
Get to know us
Living our dream; working and living on the Hibiscus Coast...
Orewa Framing Studio was born in 2015, after several long conversations, dreaming and lots of planning. Like most kiwis, our quintessential dream is to strike the perfect life-work balance, share in the care and raising of our daughter Hazel, be part of our local community and ride our bikes to work! We want to wake up every morning, jump out of bed and do something we are not only passionate about but that is also practical, creative and brings a smile to others.
We quickly realised that picture framing would be a perfect career and partnership, utilising our existing skills as an experienced Graphic Designer (Vanessa, 12 years) and a Civil/Structural Engineering Draughtsman (Chris, 20+ years).
Wendie and Gary Wright, who are highly regarded conservation picture framers, have jumped on board to be our role models and will be working side by side with us in the studio. Wendie and Gary have extensive framing experience and operated their own picture framing business for 14 years in Albany. Wendie has in fact been framing since 1956 and was a Fine Art Trade Guild Examiner.
We are proud to be 100% NZ owned and operated. Wherever possible we will always shop locally and support our surrounding business owners and local community.