Gold Leaf Gallery, Building Custom Frames in Tyler For Over 50 Years 

Tyler’s Largest Selection of Custom Frames

We’re proud to announce that Gold Leaf Gallery has the largest selec­tion of cus­tom frames in East Texas and in Tyler. With over 40 Ven­dors of cus­tom frames, we can also build cus­tom frames to meet your require­ments. We’re the only Frame shop offer­ing 24k Gold frames, cus­tom plexi box­es, and cus­tom built frames with fin­ished cor­ners. We are artist that have been mak­ing prop­er­ly cut frames and hand fin­ished cor­ners for over 50 years.

Tyler is a remark­ably beau­ti­ful place to live. It only makes sense that the inte­ri­ors of the homes and busi­ness­es of its res­i­dents be just as beau­ti­ful … this pur­suit is where Gold Leaf Gallery excels. Gold Leaf Gallery is a haven for the finest in cus­tom fram­ing, orig­i­nal paint­ings (the work of local, nation­al and inter­na­tion­al artists can be found year-round), lim­it­ed-edi­tion prints, sculp­ture and works by West­ern Mas­ters. They offer in-home or busi­ness design and con­sult­ing for art and fram­ing. Gold Leaf Gallery is known for their cus­tom TV frames, with con­ceal­ment options like mir­rors or motor­ized art. At Gold Leaf Gallery, Own­ers and sis­ters Deb­bie Shores and Traci Bre­vard care for every piece of art as if it were their own.

Shores has been a cus­tom framer since 1988. She attend­ed Arts Mag­net High School and Art Insti­tute of Dal­las where she real­ized her love and tal­ent in fram­ing pic­tures. After get­ting a job at MJ Designs Cor­po­rate Head­quar­ters, Michael James Dupey, of the epony­mous Michaels stores, saw Shores’ skill and trained her for more dif­fi­cult spe­cial­ty projects. Shores nev­er stopped fram­ing. In 2007, Shores walked into the Gold Leaf Gallery where Buster Bar­low, who found­ed the gallery in 1974, hired her on the spot. Bar­low was so impressed with her integri­ty and pas­sion for fram­ing, he told her he would one day like to sell her the shop. Two years lat­er, Bar­low sold the gallery to the sisters.

Bre­vard, also a respect­ed artist, was award­ed the Nor­dan Fine Arts Schol­ar­ship to Texas Chris­t­ian Uni­ver­si­ty in 1985, after grad­u­at­ing from Arts Mag­net High School in Dal­las. She has been in sales and man­age­ment since grad­u­at­ing with a BBA from the Uni­ver­si­ty of North Texas. Now at Gold Leaf Gallery, Bre­vard enjoys com­bin­ing her love for art and design with her love of sales.

“As artists our­selves, we take the time to explore fram­ing designs to cre­ate the best pos­si­ble fram­ing ensem­ble for each piece, while remain­ing sen­si­tive to each customer’s bud­get. As pic­ture framers, we look at art through our clients’ eyes to inter­pret, extend and enhance their trea­sured art forms.” Said Bre­vard. When Deb­bie and Traci bought the gallery in 2009, they decid­ed to attribute their mis­sion state­ment to their Grandmother’s favorite say­ing, ‘Do unto oth­ers as you would have them do unto you’ and their cus­tomers have become their friends.

“Deb­bie and I come from a fam­i­ly of artists. Our moth­er, Bar­bara Holmes, great­ly influ­enced us in design as an inte­ri­or dec­o­ra­tor in Dal­las for many years before mov­ing to Tyler. Our father, Worth Holmes, enjoys his retire­ment cre­at­ing beau­ti­ful wood turn­ings and musi­cal instru­ments. It runs in our blood,” says Bre­vard. “We thank God for our won­der­ful life here in Tyler. Peo­ple bring us cher­ished pieces of art and we get to make them even more beautiful!”

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Over 40 Custom Frame Vendors 

Largest Selection of Frames in Tyler, TX

Gold Leaf Gallery rede­fines the con­cept of pic­ture fram­ing and cus­tom fram­ing. We work with every­body from indi­vid­u­als, artists, and inte­ri­or design­ers to archi­tects and facil­i­ty man­agers. We are pas­sion­ate about our work and strive to offer solu­tions for every budget.

“We’re Artists that have been serving
Tyler for over 50 years.”

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Years in Business

Local Custom Frame Shop in Tyler Texas 

Meet The Owners

Debbie Skow

Owner, Custom Framer, Calligrapher 

Deb­bie Skow has been a cus­tom framer since 1988. She attend­ed Arts Mag­net High School and the Art Insti­tute of Dal­las. She is an expert in art and cus­tom fram­ing, uti­liz­ing Pro­fes­sion­al Pic­ture Framer Asso­ci­a­tion stan­dards. Deb­bie is very pop­u­lar and well known in the indus­try in East Texas for her top qual­i­ty and atten­tion to detail. She cares for every piece as if it was one of her own. Deb­bie is also a high­ly skilled calligrapher.

Traci Brevard

Owner & Designer 

Traci Bre­vard has been in mar­ket­ing and sales man­age­ment for 18 years. Her love of art and design was appar­ent from an ear­ly age by her moth­er who was an inte­ri­or dec­o­ra­tor. With a Bachelor’s in Busi­ness Admin­is­tra­tion from the Uni­ver­si­ty of North Texas and two Nation­al Sales awards, she main­tains the qual­i­ty and rep­u­ta­tion Gold Leaf Gallery enjoys. Traci, Debbie’s sis­ter, is also an artist and was award­ed the Nor­dan Fine Arts Schol­ar­ship in 1985. She grad­u­at­ed from Arts Mag­net High School in Dal­las, Texas.