"Fitting Frames have been framing my work for the last couple of years and I have found their work to be of the highest quality. The standard of the materials used and the finish achieved is always perfect - but the absolutely 'best' thing about Helen and Jaspal is the patience and understanding they give when it comes to the difficult process that is choosing the frame! I never feel hurried into a decision and always find their suggestions really helpful. I would recommend them every time to anyone."
Sarah Ball, Artist
"As a very visually aware designer I pay great attention to detail. It's not often that I come across work of such high calibre. Surprisingly I've often noticed that fitting frames quality far exceeds that of many frames in museums and exhibitions. When I have anything made by Helen and Jaspal I know I'm using the best and supporting true artisans who really know their craft."
Caius Shaw MA RCA
"As a full-time artist I've used several framers but Fitting Frames are better than any others at finding what is most apposite, the thing which can make a picture 'sing-out'.Their staining or painting of some of the frames enables the image and the frame to marry, bringing forward whichever colour element most needs to be reflected or enhanced. Sometimes I've left it entirely up to them, and the results may well have been the better for it.They use conservation materials and methods and so should anyone who honours the work enough to bother to frame it. "
Patrick Cox, Artist
"Ten years ago I was introduced to Fitting Frames and I have used their services exclusively for all the exhibitions I have held in the UK and abroad. Both Helen and Jaspal are well experienced and are always ready to offer constructive advice. I am more than willing to make the hour long journey from my studio to Brilley because I find their service never fails to be personal and friendly.They are always prepared to go out of their way to achieve my needs, and their craftsmanship is always painstaking and highly professional."
Ken Elias, Artist
"Fitting Frames, run by partners Helen Richardson and Jaspal Singh, has been producing frames for me for over 20 years. I have no hesitation in recommending their unique and personable approach to finding framing solutions. I have presented them with different artworks, from drawings, scraperboards, watercolours, pastels, prints and oils, and each time deadlines have been met and quality frames produced that harmonised beautifully with my work."
Anthony Cockayne, Artist
"Fitting Frames have a well-deserved reputation for craftsmanship using high quality materials & with close attention to individual requirements. Nothing seems to be too much trouble for Jaspal & Helen."
David Moore, Independent Curator, Brecon
"I can strongly recommend Fitting Frames. They have framed my pictures for fourteen years and I depend totally on their expertise, their attention to detail and careful workmanship. I don't think I could find better framers anywhere and cannot imagine having an exhibition without their support, advice and complete reliability."
Susan Milne, Artist
"For many years I have been bringing work to Jaspal and Helen for mounting and framing and I am always amazed by the consistent high quality of everything they produce. It is a great bonus for an artist to rely on their taste and judgement whether for proportions, mount colour or choice of wood and I would highly recommend their work."
Antonia Spowers, Artist
"I always rely on Helen's judgement when deciding how to mount and frame my work. She has a really good feeling for how the frame should work for the painting. Jaspal's frames are beautifully crafted and are always commented upon by the people who buy my pictures. I find Fitting Frames are a very good service at a reasonable price."
Veronica Guest, Artist
"Thank you so much for the very high quality of the framing of Andrew Tyzack’s oil painting ‘Honey Girl’ which we have recently added to our collection. We have always had superb framing from you. It is especially gratifying on this occasion that the artist is pleased with the result. Here are his comments: 'What can I say? That's more wonderful than I even imagined! What a frame. Please congratulate your framer'."
Betty and Ronald Pennell
"Helen and Jaspal are a delight to work with and they have a particular understanding and appreciation of conservation mounting and framing; I completely trust them when advising and handling fragile and valuable artworks on paper. 'Fitting Frames' also have a talent for display design, for example they designed and made complex frames to display the Tintern Abbey tile paintings for the 'Sites of Inspiration' exhibition at Chepstow Museum. It will be a pleasure to work with them again."
Kate Newton, ACR Paper Conservator
"Fitting frames have framed my botanical illustrations and natural history paintings for over 10 years, and are absolutely brilliant. Their attention to detail, exacting high standards, knowledge of both materials and how to make a painting look its best are unparalleled. I love going to pick up framed work from them, they transform my illustrations into art works with their beautiful framing, and are equally able to frame the diverse range of prints and paintings that I buy for myself. I would recommend them to anyone for their professionalism, expertise and friendly approach."
Lizzie Harper, Illustrator