FRAMED FOR LIFE: Creative Life Gallery - great service, good advice and well-priced


Creative Life Gallery, owned by Desiré Wright, has long been the preferred gallery for picture framing for my home and at our company. Many of our staff have also used Creative Life Gallery services at their homes. The reason is because Desiré and her staff are a pleasure to work with and their rates are very reasonable.

We all know that besides making it easier to display, handle and protect your treasured pictures, prised posters, your kid’s colourful illustrations and your delicate Picasso or van Gogh, a well-chosen frame will enhance their impression in a room and on your guests – and this is where Desiré’s advice and knowledge is invaluable.

In addition to custom framing, Desiré and her team can help you with the stretching of your printed canvas prints and blockmounts. If you inherited or purchased a beautiful old oil painting at an auction or garage sale, they can clean and re-frame the painting in a way that preserves and displays it better in your living room or office. This is why it is better that the professionals at Creative Life Gallery handle it.

What I also found different at Creative Life Gallery is that you can enjoy quick turnaround times without sacrificing quality on the end results. From time to time, we have placed some very big orders, in excess of 30 frames at times, with very short lead times and Desiré has always delivered – and she will not try to charge you an overly-inflated ‘rush job’ price, either.

Perhaps this is because Desiré is an accomplished artist in her own right and I can attest that she is creative too. If framing, block mounting, stretching and all the processing terms used by artists sound a little too complicated for you, you can trust her to make the right decision.

For local art lovers, the Creative Life Gallery has a huge collection of brilliant pieces of original art by several well-known and yet-to-be-famous artists from the Eastern Cape and beyond. Nothing can ever replace visiting a gallery and Creative Life makes it fun and exhilarating depending on your interests.

Desiré and her team also do hand and footprint casts of your precious little babies, in ceramic or plaster which can be framed up. She also has created a range of beautiful ceramics which you can buy at the gallery at a bargain.

For more information, you can contact Desiré at Creative Life Gallery on 041 581 8577 or visit their gallery at 283 Main Road in Walmer, Port Elizabeth.