Ian Oliver set up a photography and picture framing business from his home in Newtown St Boswells in 2006, where he framed his own images for sale, as well as framing almost anything for anybody.
Having outgrown his existing premises next to his house, he moved to bigger, brighter ones at Tweedside Gallery in 2011, opposite the Pharmacy in Tweedside Road. The Gallery was the old Post Office and was extensively upgraded mainly by Ian.
The Gallery also stocks a selection of quality crafts from local makers and further afield, which make excellent and unusual gifts. These items are currently available at 25% off in order to clear all stocks.
His images are mainly landscapes, and often taken in less than ideal weather conditions. The images are all hand printed on quality art paper, and then framed to a high standard, often in solid ash and oak.
From May 2020 the Gallery will be only open by appointment, due to semi-retirement.
Ian Oliver LRPS
I have always had an interest in photography, but this interest only became more serious in 2001, when I had a number of trips to Lakeland Photographic Holidays where my enthusiasm was re-kindled. I then joined Galashiels Camera Club, and the Royal Photographic Society. I am a past Chairman of the camera club, and hold a licentiateship with the RPS. I have also had a number of acceptances in National and International photographic exhibitions.
The landscape of the Scottish Borders, and the amazing effect nature has on it, in the way of light and weather, is what I hope to capture in my work.
Images are available for sale as either mounted or framed prints, all printed and framed by hand. They also come in a variety of sizes up to one metre wide (for some of the panoramas).