Hummingbird Gallery

Professional Custom Picture Framing 
Drew & Iona

What We Do


Our experience can assist you in selecting the best materials and colours to both protect and present your art for years to come.

Although we can do funky and cater to the designer trends of the day.

We personally tend to focus on being conservative. We have found this will better keep the presentation of the art timeless.  In other words we try to get what looks good today will also look good 100 years from today.


We have a collection of contemporary wood and metal moulding samples, both regular and float styles and carry a modest selection of these in stock.

If what we have in stock does not meet your needs we always can custom order. 

We custom cut metal (aluminium), wood and composite mouldings and make the frames just the right size to suit your art! 



We are able to provide

  • Dry Mounting 
  • Conservation and Archival Hinging
  • Canvas Stretching - Both Conventional and Gallery Wrap
  • Blocking and Archival Stretching of Needlework
  • A Variety of Object Mounting Options

Mounting Materials meet or exceed Conservation or Archive Standards

Mounting is seldom seen but is most important in the preservation of the artwork and providing longevity


We carry in stock a good selection of both conservation and archival mat boards. 

  • Crescent Acid Free - White Core
  • Crescent Rag ( conservation )
  • Crescent Rag - Suede, Leather, Silk ( conservation ) 
  • Cresent Museum Rag ( archival )
  • Bainbridge Rag ( conservation )

Although we can still hand cut the matts we do have the latest CMC technology ( Computerized Mat Cutter ) that allows infinite possibilities.  


We carry in stock 4 types of 2mm picture frame glass

  • Clear
  • Non-glare
  • Conservation Clear ( minimizes damage due to UV radiation ) 
  • Conservation Non-Glare ( minimizes damage due to UV radiation ) 

We also offer for poster art a lighter option of lamination with a matt finish.  

We do not carry plex-i-glas but can special order if requested

Other Stuff

We are not limited to complete new custom framing.  We also can provide just the custom made frame or custom cut mats, glass or backing as needed.  We also do repairs, fix broken frames, replace glass, cut new mats etc..etc..........

What we don't do

Plaque Mounting 

Printing either on paper or canvas. We do have a partner that does this for us but we usually recommend using a local supplier.

Where We Are

Contact Us

Phone: 250-352-6127


Address: 1314 Ward Street 

When We Are Available.

We do NOT have fixed store hours

We ARE available by appointment

7 days a week during reasonable hours

You can contact us via e-mail


It's best to call us to set up an appointment


Who We Are

Iona and I moved to Nelson in 1981 and opened our frame shop in the Chahko Mika Mall, December of 1983.

Our business soon added considerable art work and in 1984 we changed our name to Hummingbird Gallery to reflect that.

In 1989 we moved to a larger space in downtown Nelson in the 500 Block Vernon Street and remained there for the next 10 years.

In 2000 we completed our shop in the rear of our home and downsized. Our focus shifted  back to custom picture framing but we kept the name.

In 2007 due to family issues we put the framing on the back burner.  Those issues are now all resolved so we're back to offer our services and expertise once again to Nelson and the Kootenays.

We still have framed and unframed art for sale however no longer a brick and mortar gallery.

Our original website had a Gallery however we were not happy with the layout and design.

A new improved online Gallery is planned in the future.

NOTE: We no longer have a brick and mortar storefront so any art framed or unframed will be on this website in the near future

For your convenience we accept 

  • Cash
  • Debit Card
  • e-Transfer 
  • Visa
  • MasterCard