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Our History

Stan and Pat Painter

Stan and Pat Painter started The Painters Place in Larkspur CA in 1966. In 1978, they purchased a small old frame shop in the 500 block of Hayes Street in San Francisco. This shop grew from a one person storefront to its current 3 locations with multiple master craftspeople and designers. 

The Painters Place today

Matt Painter

I'm Matt Painter. Following in the tradition of my parents, Stan and Pat, since 1978, my passion and focus at The Painters Place continues to be the design and execution of finely crafted picture frames. I am personally involved with every project.


Our master craftspeople set us apart because we understand and execute the highest level of picture frame design and craft that can be found. Please let us demonstrate how we might apply this expertise for your special project. 

Matt Painter


The Painters Place Featured Staff

The Painters Place Business Clients 

Other Corporate Clients
San Francisco Symphony
San Francisco Dept of Homelessness
Kaiser Permanente
Fannie & John Hertz Foundation
Maersk Lines
Ralph Lauren Polo Retail Stores
Trinity Properties
Sampling of Designers
Stanly Gatti
On the Wall Design
Wilkes Bashford Design
Georgina Rice & Company
Paul Levinson Design
Babey, Moulton, Jue & Booth
Brayton and Hughes Design

Kristi Will Home Design

William Anderson

Nicole Hollis Design

Maca Huneeus Design

Charles de Lisle Design

HSH Design

Sherry Morse Ltd

Fisher Weisman

The Painters Place Gives Back to Our Community

Each year, The Painters Place is a sponsor for The Headlands Center for the Arts fund raiser at Fort Mason. Here are a few photos from the 2018 event:

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