Queen City Framing & Art Supplies was opened in the fall of 2016 in Helena, Montana by Deb Parsons and Martha Johnson. They loved assisting you as the former Art Department and Frame Shop managers of Helena’s iconic Ben Franklin Crafts and when it closed, they were urged to continue providing the quality services and supplies their customers looked for.
Martha has over 15 years of framing experience and training in the various methods of mounting prints, paintings, and photos as well as unique delicate items and 3-dimensional objects. Deb has a degree in graphic design, is a former business owner and a published artist and calligrapher who often teaches classes. She can answer questions about all the art mediums and supplies they carry and make thoughtful suggestions.
Deb, Martha, and their staff have the tools and knowledge to help you fulfill your artistic vision with expert advice, individualized customer service and affordable quality!
Products & Services
Our store offers a variety of different products and services for all your artistic needs and endeavors. Be sure to ask our staff for advice and suggestions on which product would be the best fit for you. Here is just a sample of the some of the products and services we offer:
- Getty Images
- Drawing Pencils & Markers
- Stretched Canvas & Canvas Boards
- Painting Easels
- Artists’ Brushes
- Sketch Books
- Painting & Drawing papers
- How To Books
- And More!
- Design Consulting
- Digital Printing on Canvas, Metal, Acrylic
- Custom Framing
- Shadow Boxes
- Dry Mounting
- Mat Cutting
- Art Classes
- And More!
Photos Re-created into Paintings, Printed on Satin Canvas
Transform your favorite photos into original works or art on canvas. Academy-trained artists first recreate the photo by digitally painting it resulting in a one-of-a-kind original painting. Then, once printed, the artists further embellish each canvas with textural brushstrokes to bring your Painted Moments to life!
Photos Printed on Polished Acrylic
Style your photographs on acrylic to create a sophisticated, brilliant statement on your walls. This look affords maximum depth and richness of color in an ultra-brilliant format. For a modern infinity look, select unframed or add metal standoffs to elevate your photography.
Photos Printed on Aluminum
Prints on aluminum are stunning, modern, durable, and lightweight. This process produces rich colors and creates spectacular results. Can be mounted without a frame for a clean and modern look.
Photos Printed on Satin Canvas
Turn photos into fine art on classic canvas, expertly stretched for framing or as a modern gallery wrap. Photos to canvas art offers exceptional print quality and color management. The state-of-the-art printing process ensures that each photo is rendered on canvas with meticulous attention to detail. This fine art method of printing insures a spectacular result.
TURN YOUR CHERISHED MEMORIES INTO GALLERY MOMENTS
Save time by contacting us before your visit and we can send you a link by email to upload your photo.
April Featured Artist
Linda Washburn Roberts – Photographer
Linda Washburn Roberts is a free-lance photographer based in Helena, Montana, who specializes in landscapes, nature and fine art photography using both film and digital media.
Linda was born and raised in southeastern Missouri, in the foothills of the Ozark Mountains. Landscape and nature photography represents her strong connection with nature and an appreciation of the endless circle that represents life. She has had a camera in hand since childhood and still has her mother’s Brownie Box Camera as part of her antique camera collection.
Linda has lived and worked in Washington, DC, California, Minnesota, and Montana. She made the transition from traditional film photography to digital at Rocky Mountain School of Photography in Missoula, Montana in 2008, where she attended both the Summer Intensive and Advanced Intensive programs as well as a Master Black & White Digital Print workshop with master photographer George DeWolfe.
Linda has exhibited at the White Apple Gallery in Whitefish and is a member of the Mountain Sage Gallery in Helena. She most recently participated in the Western Design and Living Show in Great Falls as part of the Western Art Week, and is scheduled to participate in ArtExpo in Santa Fe, New Mexico in July 2018.
Linda challenges herself as a photographer and artist, not only by learning new techniques, but also by attempting to see ordinary things in a different way. By challenging herself this way, Linda continues to grow as a photographer and artist.
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