The first thing a visitor to the Hills Gallery in the Triangle Center notices is the light.
The fine arts gallery and custom framing shop moved to the new location in recent months from the Nelson Corner shopping center where the business had been founded in 1996, said owner Alan Hou.
The new site in Building C of the 284 Route 206 shopping center is larger, and with large windows on two sides, much brighter, and enhanced the art work displayed on the white walls.
The shop has two main businesses: Custom framing, for which they offer a choice from 3,000 frames, Hou said; and the gallery, which features original paintings by local artists, Chinese wookblock prints and biodegradable flower pots and candle holders made with sustainable materials such as bamboo, corn husks and grain husks, said Lily Hou, who runs the gallery side of the business.
“We are doing more framing, and less art now,” Alan Hou said.
The framing is performed on a large drafting table with the aid of a computer based laser measuring system that ensures accuracy of the cuts, he said.
Lily Hou said the gallery favors displaying the art work of local artists.
Currently in the shop are painting by Dan Campanelli, who is known for his paintings of Delaware River Valley gristmills and historic sites.
Support for the sale of sustainable products also promotes local farmers, Lili Hou said. It provides an outlet for natural farm-based goods that help support the farmers’ efforts to diversify their offerings.
Information on Hills Gallery can be found at www.hills-gallery.com.
Information on the sustainable products offered at the shop can be found at www.myfirstecopot.com.
The shop is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Saturday. The telephone number is 908-281-1855.