Kevin Tole

My painting and drawing practise appear to have diverged significantly over the last few years. In the past both were a reflection of each other and I laid great importance upon sketchbook work to the extent that I would work every day into a sketchbook.

Over the last two years my drawing has become fixated on particular subjects and has developed its own stature. This has centred around projects which have all involved Trees and their surrounds and have often used materials specific to those locations. My paintings, on the other hand, are almost entirely abstract and concerned with industrial subjects referring back to a large part of my life spent on oil rigs.

Feeling the love

We spent some time looking for someone who could produce some solid wooden frames to mount our medals in. James, listened carefully to what we wanted and made us the exact high-quality frame we needed. Since then, we re-order every couple of weeks including some complex bespoke frames. We have been working together for about 10 years and I couldn’t recommend The Framing Centre highly enough.

Matthew Holland
Bigbury Mint

Artmill Gallery & Framing Centre are our go to framers for The Arts Institute, University of Plymouth. They have a particular empathy for artists requirements and always produce work to the highest quality. Many of our exhibiting artists have been so impressed with the outcome that they go on to use Artmill for all their work.

Dr Sarah Chapman, Artistic Director
The Arts Institute, University of Plymouth