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London-based artist Adam Robinson works with found materials to create vivid and colourful mixed media collages. Taking inspiration...

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3 days ago

Images In Frames
Are you a black and white fan or a lover of colour? These fab silkscreen prints by artist Pure Evil are available today in the gallery in either striking black and white, or vibrant pink and purple! Each print is framed in a custom frame by Images In Frames.💜🖤🤍#art #eastlondon #artonline #artgallery #marilyn #Monore #hollywood #hollywoodsmile #classics #classicart #classicfilms #contemporaryart #artforsale #independentart #artists #wanstead #london ... See MoreSee Less
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4 days ago

Images In Frames
💥NEW ARTIST EVY MEEHAN💥Her original artwork has a geometric feel to it as it is inspired by architecture. These full lines and shapes will add a boost of colour and flair to your surroundings. @evymeehan #newartist #architecture #originalart #eastlondon #abstractart #art #artoninstagram #artistoftheday #wanstead #neoncolours #homedecor #galleryart #dailyart #CityandColour #contemporaryart ... See MoreSee Less
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5 days ago

Images In Frames
Our new Pann’s by Gerry Buxton is now sitting proudly on the wall! Super exhibited to introduce this brilliant artist whose work focuses on the relationship between people and iconic places of London and New York. Gerry’s art combines cutting edge digital illustration and screen printing. Come and check out the rest of his new collection! Gerry’s commissions have included work for Tate Modern, London City Airport, the Science Museum and Marylebone Cricket Club. #gerrybuxton #cityscapes #newartist #imagesinframes #wanstead #collectart #resin #screenprinting #digitalart #supportartists #tatemodern #marylebonecricketclub #cityairport ... See MoreSee Less
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2 weeks ago

Images In Frames
💥ANOTHER NEW ARTIST ALERT💥ZOE MOSS💥 This highly acclaimed artist creates photorealistic paintings. Zoe's "Look Mum" series are now available as framed Limited Edition prints in the gallery.@moezoss #newartist #newart #newcollection #art #artoftheday #eastlondon #Wanstead #artoninstagram #limitededitions #framedbyus #londonart #galleryart ... See MoreSee Less
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2 weeks ago

Images In Frames
💥NEW ARTIST ALERT💥ERNESTO ROMANO 👀 The series 'In the Eye of the Beholder' combines macro photography of eyes and flowers creating a whirlwind of colour and patterns. The images also remind us of black holes, supernova explosions and planetary nebulas! Seeing is believing. Available now in the gallery@romanoart ... See MoreSee Less
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A picture mount offers protection and preservation to a piece of artwork, drawing or a photo. It also enhances an artwork while adding to its decoration. However, adding a lot of picture mounting may affect its functioning and it may not be able to offer protection or preservation. In fact, it could possibly cause damage to the artwork.

Artwork ages due to its exposure to UV light. Ageing may also occur due to acidic tapes, mount board, backing board and papers that are used to decorate and protect the artwork. In such cases, the artwork starts browning after some time. While exposure to light may harm any paper, poor quality mounting on the other hand causes greater damage to the artwork. In fact, drawings, water colours and prints can be entirely ruined due to the contact of the artwork with the inappropriate framing materials. Amateur restoration or incorrect techniques in handling may also damage the artwork.

For better protection, artwork may be preserved through mounting boards or picture mounting. Mounting boards are also used for supporting posters, photos and needlework. Such boards also come into use when picture framing is done in a professional way. The characteristics of the board include a compressed cardboard along with foam and a thick paper. The edges of some mounting boards may be cut with an angle so as to make them appear more elegant.
The best solution to avoid artwork coming into contact with acid is acid free mounting. An acid free mounting board has many uses. It contains acidic chemicals that are covered up and meant to be exposed later. Acid free front and back mounting boards are also used to prevent the acid coming into contact with the artwork. This helps avoid the possible damage that can be caused to the artwork. At times, it is important to treat the front and the back of the board so as to contain any acidic contents.

There are many uses of acid free mounting and as such selecting the one that suits your artwork the most is not difficult. With the help of a professional, you may select the most appropriate type of board, colour and cut for your piece of artwork. You may also visit our online art gallery to see how great pieces of work such as Kerry Darlington and JJ Adam art are conserved with acid free mounting.