Shyama Ruffell art prints and posters

Shyama was born into the world of fine art as both parents are artists. She remembers being entranced by the pigments and palettes as she stood in her fathers studio watching him work at mixing colours, and first exhibited her own work at the age of seven .

The Sussex countryside, the soft rolling hills of the South Downs, the textures of nature and her passion for pattern influenced her decision to study textiles design, specializing in print and surface pattern. She continued her career as a design assistant and co-ordinator of a fashion business before becoming a freelance textile designer, working for a wide range of companies including Sanderson, Oasis, Selfridges and Hennes.

Later she was invited to be a lecturer at the London College Of Fashion and Northbrook Art College, while simultaneously maintaining her own art practice as a fine artist and consultant, showing her work at various galleries and art fairs.

She has travelled extensively, and the colours, smells, scale, ornamentation and diversity of all of the different cultures she has visited continue to be a huge inspiration, along with a sense of drama and humour about fashion, and the importance of shoes, handbags and hedgerows.


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Moulding

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

Perspex or glass

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

Mount

Adds depth to an image and works with the moulding to enhance and protect the artwork.

Backing board

Bonds to the artwork ensuring it is perfectly smooth and holds the whole frame together.

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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.