Lynn Roberts: Artist
& Picture Frame Historian

Welcome to my website.     

I'm an art historian, researching & writing on the history of picture frames, of all periods from the 14th to 20th century. For details of books and articles on frames, click on the Publications link on the left. I also run The Frame Blog: Articles, interviews and reviews to do with antique and modern picture frames. Click the icon on the left...

Most recent exhibitions of picture frames: for a show based on the permanent collection, which took place at the Falmouth Art Gallery from September to November 2011, go to Falmouth Frameworks.

Past exhibitions of picture frames: for the 2009 exhibition in Vienna, go to the Liechtenstein Museum, and for the 2008 one in Copenhagen see the notice in The page has been removed for the 2010 exhibition in Munich.

The last picture frame conference,The Transforming Power of the Frame, was held in New York in September 2008 (see Frame Conference 08 ). For the previous conference, held in Dresden in October 2005, go to this link: Frame Conference 05, and for a report on the papers given, see the National Portrait Gallery website.

I'm also an artist, specializing in highly finished coloured pencil drawings: portraits & caricatures, flower & subject paintings. I work in oils & acrylic as well, and in watercolour & pen-&-ink. I have exhibited several times at the Pastel Society Annual Exhibition and with the Society of Botanical Artists.

I take commissions for most types of artwork: I have designed greetings cards, copied Old Masters, painted murals, created logos & images for brochures, & produced all sorts of illustrations. I clean & restore oil paintings (click here or on icon at left), and have designed several websites in addition to this one.

I write poetry and have been published in Outposts, Agenda, Envoi, Lighten Up Online, The Shit Creek Review and Pulsar. I have won several competitions, including most recently 1st prize in the Sentinel Literary Quarterly Poetry Competition for October 2011, 3rd prize in the Sentinel Literary Quarterly Poetry Competition for April 2012, and 1st prize in the 2012 Flash 500 Humour Verse Competition. Part of my sequence Rosa Mundi appeared in The Tablet during May 2010, and the whole thing has now been published as an illustrated booklet, ditto my light verse - Pandora's Book. You can see more of my poems on poetry pf - or click on lower frame on left.


Website designed & created by Lynn Roberts

Created March 2002; last update February 2013