Troy Stafford

If you love painting, chances are you also have a soft spot for framing.

One of the biggest names in custom frame making these days is Troy Stafford and his New Hampshire based company Stafford Frame Makers. He's been making frames for Jeremy Lipking, Michael Klein, Richard Schmid, Nancy Guzik and countless other master artists, and it's easy to see why these artists and galleries are flocking to Troy and his amazing craftsmanship.

I just ran across a photo gallery of his frames (which include many that I have not seen before), and I was just amazed at the beauty of his work. It's probably rare to say this, but I think as a whole, we artists better get our act together and start painting things that are worthy of these frames, because in many cases, the frame is more inspiring than the art.

To see the gallery, go here