We started out 25 years ago in a basement in Brighton. Our belief was simple: art should be for everyone, everywhere, everyday! We wanted to use our passion and expertise to help people discover great affordable prints, whether exciting new works or much-loved classics.
Over the years, we've grown. We now have over 70 dedicated staff members and operate in four different countries. We work closely with leading museums, galleries, organisations and artists, and are constantly searching for fresh talent.
We're still based in Sussex and still just as passionate about how we publish, print, hand-frame and deliver your art with pride, craftsmanship and care.
Gyr set up King and McGaw, art print publishers, to negotiate the rights to works owned by museums and artists around the world. Many of these can then be printed on demand, in different sizes and frames, for anyone to buy online at Easyart.
Having trained in fine art and history of art, Gyr now serves on several heritage boards and loves to source unusual images to bring to the attention of Easyart customers. Every day is different, whether agreeing exhibition images with a museum, reviewing a film poster archive or having coffee and a chat with an artist!
Ian describes our office as 'a happy ship with a longstanding team' - and he certainly steers us along. He keeps everything at Easyart shipshape and running like clockwork, from production to finance to customer service.
Ian doesn't profess to having a creative streak artistically but can certainly think laterally when it comes to ways of improving processes and ensuring every customer has a great experience that they'll love.
Marie has been with us for nine years, ensuring our customers receive a fabulous service from the second they place their order to the second they receive their equally fabulous print. Nothing makes her day more than receiving an unexpected compliment about Easyart.
Marie cites her most inspiring place in the world (other than here, of course!) as the Isabella Stewart Gardener Museum in Boston.
Simon has been with us from the start. Originally responsible for selecting our frames, he's now like the dad of his department. He oversees three teams, making sure everyone is happy and that everything is done with the utmost care on time. It was his idea that every Easyart print bears labels signed by the actual framer and quality control checker.
A true perfectionist, he secretly yearns to be hands-on again by spending a day sanding down freshly made frames.
Sian says she eats images for breakfast, lunch, tea and supper. She's certainly a busy woman. When she isn't curating the prints on Easyart's website, she's searching out contemporary artists, photographers and undiscovered archives to bring to a new audience of art buyers.
Having trained as an illustrator, she's well aware of the support and visibility artists need. She enjoys collaborating and offering creative direction whenever needed.
Being granted access to a fantastic art collection or previously unseen imagery sounds like an incredible job - and it is. Ian works with leading museums and institutions around the world, arranging for original works to be reproduced by King and McGaw for exhibitions and top retailers or made available online at Easyart.
Ian is a true culture vulture whose favourite recent exhibition was Gerhard Richter at Tate Modern.
With tens of thousands of people visiting Easyart every day, Nick and his team work hard to make it fun and easy to find art.
When he's not writing code or planning the next feature on the site, he's finding inspiration in galleries around the world or snapping Instagram photos.
Easyart is owned by its staff, its founders and a number of external investors. The Board of Directors includes the following non-executive members:
Kate Waters is a brand and communications strategist with uniquely broad experience in advertising, direct marketing, digital and corporate reputation. She was Head of Planning at EuroRSCG and Partners Andrews Aldridge, Strategy Director at Engine, Director of Blue Rubicon and is today a partner in the creative agency Now.
Daniel Ahlstrand is an investment professional at Verdane Capital with a sharp focus on the ICT sector. Previously Daniel was a consultant at McKinsey & Co and brings with him a vast amount experience from board seats at a number of online retailers in a range of sectors. These include travel, apparel and home electronics.
Registered Company: King & McGaw Limited t/a Easyart
Registered Address: Bell Walk House, High Street, Uckfield TN22 5DQ
Registered in England no. 03850720
VAT no. GB830 4209 63
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Gives the frame its character and provides the perfect setting for an artwork to be fully enjoyed.
Protects the artwork from dust and wilting so that it can be admired for many years.
Adds depth to an image and works with the moulding to enhance and protect the artwork.
Bonds to the artwork ensuring it is perfectly smooth and holds the whole frame together.
We partner with the world's top museums and galleries to bring you exclusive prints of the highest quality. Our teams of designers ensure the colours are accurate, papers are well suited and the best frames are suggested.
In the printing room, artworks are printed on state-of-the-art machines with a team of technicians checking colour and quality every step of the way.
After being cut down to size, our team carefully finish any stray edges, check measurements and prepare the prints for mounting and framing.
We have a team of master framers who work with high-quality, responsibly-sourced wood to create our vast range of framing combinations - each frame is bespoke and made to order for every print.
Our selection of hand-finished frames are painted or stained by hand in a variety of colours, and finished with a layer of wax - the end result is a uniquely crafted, beautiful frame that is made to last.
In this workshop everything comes together - the print, the frame and the glass - in a seamless and stream-lined process.
The artwork is carefully mounted in preparation for framing.
Once mounted, the print is ready to be covered by glass or perspex - a delicate procedure but expertly done with not a fingerprint in sight.
After a final, thorough check, the framed print is ready to be carefully packaged up and shipped to the customer.
For those who order their art as canvas prints, the same amount of attention and care goes into the process. Here, the print is being transferred to a wooden frame.
As with the framed prints, our canvases are all hand-finished in the workshop - a labour of love from start to finish.