Hand Painted French Mats

The addition of French Matting to art is a intricate detailing of soft painted lines and watercolor panel washes to embellish and accentuate individual paper pieces of art. Other elements added to the design can be thin panels of gold leaf and hand made marbleized papers.

French mats date back to Giorgio Vasari (1511 – 1574). He hand painted niches and altars to surround his art pieces.

For over 70 years at Fred Reed Picture Framing our artists have been continuing the long time honored tradition of hand panting French mat designs for our clients. Anything can be changed to match your designs or ideas. Call us or email your requests fredreedframing@gmail.com or 404-824-0076.