Lyn Hall GCF Adv. of Fringe Arts Picture Framers has been in the Picture Framing business for 26 years and during that time her business has developed into several different areas including bespoke framing, training, demonstrating, working with the Fine Art Trade Guild as an Examiner for the Guild Commended Framing Scheme and also as an ambassador for the Guild worldwide.
She is a qualified Advanced Guild Commended Framer in all three subjects: conservation/museum framing, handling textiles and mount design and function – in fact Lyn is the first person in the UK who holds all three qualifications.
Lyn began her framing whilst living in Holland and quickly discovered that it was something that she wanted to nurture and develop into what is now a very successful business. Her main priority has always been to work at a professional, high quality level, offering customers products that are individual and creative.
The Art of Framing Training School was introduced 17 years ago because Lyn felt that the Industry needed professional training for newcomers into the business. Her training school is accredited by the Fine Art Trade Guild and she has taught hundreds of people, most of whom have gone on to develop highly successful businesses of their own. Lyn had the opportunity to work in New Zealand where she introduced the Guild Commended Framing qualification on behalf of the Guild and also undertook an intensive training programme with framers from all over the country. Additionally, she was lucky enough to design a training programme for framers in India and spent a memorable two weeks in both Kolkata and Mumbai, again working with framers who were new to the industry.
During her framing life, she has won many awards both for her business acumen and also for her framing. Just a few of her certificates are shown here, which also illustrate her creativity and skill.