Advantages to Working with Suzanne Smeaton as Your Frame Consultant
- Attention to detail, quality and service. Rely on Suzanne's extensive experience in framing fine art for collectors and museums throughout the United States.
- Work with a discrete, knowledgeable, independent professional who is responsive to your priorities and is working solely on your behalf (Suzanne does not maintain inventory or receive compensation from any provider).
- Consider options within a transparent environment that allows you to make the best, knowledgeable choices for individual artworks and your collection as a whole.
- Engage in a simplified process for framing your fine artwork. Receive suggestions that are informed by your taste and based on Suzanne’s expertise and know that the entire project will be carefully supervised from start to finish.
- Rest assured in the knowledge that your artwork is handled safely using museum conservation standards.
- Know that your artwork is framed to best aesthetic advantage.
- Deepen your understanding and appreciation of your collection.
- Create a coherent, consistent vision for your collection.
“We have known Suzanne for close to twenty years. Suzanne has worked on the framing of our collection from the beginning, and we found each choice has honored the artwork and enhanced the integrity of the artwork itself. Suzanne is the consummate professional as well as a person who has never ceased to work on our behalf.”
Karen and Kevin Kennedy
"Since the early 1990s, my go-to specialist on issues of historic framing has been Suzanne Smeaton. Together we have surveyed American art collections at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and at the Baltimore Museum of Art. We have identified original period frames that subsequently received professional conservation. We have selected period moldings for important paintings, and have chosen frame designs for replication when an antique frame was unavailable. I have long lost count of the number of beautiful 18th, 19th, and 20th-century American paintings I have re-housed in collaboration with Suzanne."
Dr. David Park Curry,
Senior Curator of Decorative Arts, American Painting & Sculpture at the Baltimore Museum of Art