When Gillian James started a casual job at Holden’s Gallery in January 2017, she had no idea that in just over a year, she and her husband Gavin would be the new owners.
The James’ are excited to continue the business created by Phil and Jennifer Holden. Phil’s 38-year experience as a framer has made Holden’s Gallery a destination for those seeking bespoke, quality framing.
Gillian is a visual artist with an extensive retail history and Gavin is a cartographer, who’s successful business Mapuccino has been operating in Maleny since arriving with Gillian and their twin boys in 2013.
Gillian has been trained by Phil, benefitting from his immense knowledge and skill base, and is confident she can offer customers the level of attention to detail and craftsmanship Phil has instilled in her.
While enjoying retirement, the Holdens will be playing with their new toy- a 1979 Morgan sports car and spending more time with their grandkids. Phil will continue to work in the business part time.
While continuing to focus on picture framing and artist materials, Gavin and Gillian will offer onsite photo printing and restoration, workshops and online ordering.
With their combined experience and plenty of ideas and plans, The James’ can’t wait to get started.