Nelson Picture Framers and Art Supplies
Impressions is owned and operated by Lewis and Glenys Della Bosca, who started the business in 1983. The business has evolved over the years from its inception as a print gallery to what it is today, retailing custom picture framing and fine art supplies.
The business has developed to become an integral part of the local art community - as well as providing their framing service and selling artist supplies, Impressions provides sponsorships, presents workshops, artist and product demonstrations and supplies information sheets.The Impressions Studio has become a centre for visual arts education for beginner and recreational artists as well as offering workshops in a range of products.
Conveniently located in the heart of Richmond, the shop has parking at the door. Check us out today.
Our normal trading hours are: -
- 9am - 5.30pm Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday
- 9am - 6.30pm Thursday
- 9am - 1pm Saturday
- Closed Sunday and Public Holidays.
Our Holiday Trading Hours Christmas/New Year 2016-2017: -
- Monday 19th Dec - Wednesday 21st December - 9am - 5.30pm
- Thursday 22nd December 9am - 6.30pm
- Friday 23rd December 9am - 5.30pm
- Saturday 24th December Christmas Eve - 9am - 4pm
- Monday 26th December Boxing Day - Closed
- Tuesday 27th December Closed
- Wednesday 28th December 10am - 4.30pm
- Thursday 29th December 10am - 4.30pm
- Friday 30th December Richmond Market Day 9am - 4.30pm
- Saturday 31st December New Year's Eve 10am - 1pm
- Monday 2nd January New Year Observed - Closed
- Tuesday 3rd January 9.30am - 4.30pm
- Wednesday 4th January 9.30am - 4.30pm
- Friday 5th January - Normal Trading Hours Resume (as above)
We accept payment by cash, cheque, EFTPOS or credit card (Visa, Mastercard & American Express.)
Fine Art Supplies
From play paints for junior artists to 'professional' artist quality acrylics, oils, watercolours, designers gouache, drawing media including inks, charcoal, pastels and pencils to canvas, papers, easels, brushes, palettes, additives, mediums and varnishes – we cater for most artists' needs. Impressions carries a number of reputable brands.
We have been appointed as the sole NZ Supplier for Unison Colour Soft Pastels. Orders can be taken by phone (03 544 5756), or contact us through this website. Orders can usually be filled and delivered to your door within 24 working hours (unless a rural delivery). More details about these popular pastels and a colour chart can be downloaded from the Fine Art Supplies page.
For further information about Unison Colour Soft Pastels go to www.unisoncolour.co.uk
Impressions is proud to offer a comprehensive picture framing service. Customers regularly say they choose us because we do the best job.
Owner/manager Lewis Della Bosca GCF and staff picture framer Penny Lennard GCF adhere to the rigid picture framing standards set by the Fine Art Trade Guild (UK) of which Impressions is a member. Both have earned their Guild Commended Framer qualifications after extensive picture framing experience and passing the examination administered by the Fine Art Trade Guild in London.
As well as offering a free directory to art classes available in the Nelson Waimea district, we provide artists workshops, product demonstrations and tutorials on-site in the Impressions Studio. The studio can be accessed from the Petrie carpark, behind the store (entrance off McGlashen Avenue), or for anyone requiring wheelchair access, through the Impressions shop. Classes available to members of the public are listed in the Impressions Art Workshop and Tuition Directory pages of this website.
Our 2016 programme of Impressions' Art Tuition is now available (click here). Registrations have opened and bookings are being taken.
The Studio is available for hire to artists wanting to conduct a small group session(s) for 6 - 10 people, depending on the activity planned. Details of room hire charges and conditions are available on application. The studio can be rented 7 days a week including evenings, depending on availability. Equipment available to studio users includes easels, overhead projector,tutor's demonstration mirror, good artificial light and natural daylight, sink and tea/coffee making facilities.