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Emma Thomson art prints and posters

Emma Thomson grew up in Canterbury, Kent, and was inspired to paint from a very young age by her creative family. Her father had many artistic talents and her mother’s father was also a painter. One of her sisters is a very successful ceramicist and Emma herself showed artistic talent as early as the age of 4, when she was the only member of her class able to draw houses in three dimensions! At secondary school, she almost made her art teacher cry by telling her that she was going to become a beautician!

Emma Thomson completed a Foundation Course at the Hatfield College of Art and then studied Graphic Design at Middlesex Polytechnic. On her graduation, she worked for a major greetings card publisher and, subsequently, created two character ranges for another publisher which have been licensed around the world.

Despite the enormous success of her licensed ranges, Emma Thomson began to lose enthusiasm for working as an employee and had already had to teach a team of people to paint “colour by numbers” in her style. Finding the day-to-day process of art ‘administration’, rather than ‘creation’ quite soul destroying, Emma Thomson decided to set up on her own. She became an exclusive freelance artist for another publisher before, after three years, deciding to become wholly non-exclusive. With a friend, she launched the company which has subsequently created the “Felicity Wishes” range, which is now one of the most successful character licences in the world.

Emma Thomson has recently completed a “Felicity Wishes” book and she also owns an 18th Century shop in Whitstable, where she works and creates new Felicity Wishes concepts.

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Gives the frame its character and provides the perfect setting for an artwork to be fully enjoyed.

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Protects the artwork from dust and wilting so that it can be admired for many years.


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In the Design Studio

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.

Colour Perfecting in the Print Room

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.

Measuring Up

After being cut down to size, our team carefully finish any stray edges, check measurements and prepare the prints for mounting and framing.

Assembling Frames in the Framing Workshop

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.

Hand-finishing in the Framing Workshop

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.

The Last Stop

In this workshop everything comes together - the print, the frame and the glass - in a seamless and stream-lined process.

Mounting the Prints

The artwork is carefully mounted in preparation for framing.

Laying the Glass

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.

The Final Product

After a final, thorough check, the framed print is ready to be carefully packaged up and shipped to the customer.

Transferring to Canvas

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.

Finishing the Canvas Edging

As with the framed prints, our canvases are all hand-finished in the workshop - a labour of love from start to finish.