Make sure the next time you go to The Big Picture in Hockessin you congratulate owner Tim McAleese on his recent award. He won a nationwide framing contest in the open frame design category in Larson-Juhl's recent Design Star Event.
I stopped by The Big Picture to talk with Tim about his recent accomplishment.
Q What more can you tell me about this framing contest you entered?
A It is a nationwide framing contest sponsored by one of the largest framing supply companies in the country (Larson Juhl). It was our first time submitting an entry to the competition, and we ended up winning the frame design category.
Q Tell me about the frame that won you the award.
A The design is based on frames built in medieval times, using a frame around the canvas with additional molding elements on the crown and the base. I did the painting to complement the frame – sort of working backwards – and incorporated some colors to match the frame.
Q How did you get started in the framing business?
A I always enjoyed painting. I worked in computers before, and when the company downsized, I decided to do something else.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS
On Saturday, March 9, from 1-4 p.m., The Big Picture will host artist Larry Anderson, who will be signing prints of his latest painting "Starry Starry Night" of the Prices Corner Drive-In. The artist can personalize your print, which is available in two sizes. The signing will host a '60s theme and will serve popcorn, hot dogs and soda at 1960s prices.