OPEN TUESDAY THRU SATURDAY, IN THE HEART OF DOWNTOWN MORGAN HILL

About Us

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Our Story

Welcome to Colibri Art and Framing™

We specialize in creating unique custom picture frame designs that enhance your artwork, conserve and protect it, and complement your décor.

Our life experiences are unique to each of us. The treasured objects that we collect throughout our lives are unique to each of us. The emotional reactions we have when we see and touch those beloved objects are unique to each of us. So why shouldn’t we all do everything we can to enhance and conserve those objects that elicit such wonderful emotions from us?

At Colibri Art and Framing, that’s what we believe, and that’s our personal life mission.

We’ve assembled a huge product inventory and have ready access to an even larger selection of quality materials to help us create custom framing solutions that are pieces of art in their own right, art that will amplify the emotional experience with your treasured pieces.

At Colibri Art and Framing, our strong team of dedicated and talented designers and framing artisans will help guide you through the design process so that the end product is exactly what you desire, guaranteed.

And what happens on those occasions when you need beautiful creations fast? We can handle that as well. Colibri Art and Framing features our Veloce Collection of more than 300 custom frame moulding profiles, all available in 3 days or less.

We are open Tuesday through Saturday  for your convenience in the heart of Downtown Morgan Hill.

Experience Colibri… Art and Framing at its best!

Our Team

Dan and Kathy McCranie
OWNERS

Dan and Kathy have been residents of the South County area of Silicon Valley for almost 40 years. For most of those years, Dan was involved in high-tech management, predominantly in silicon chips. Beginning in 2011, the McCranie family began a slow process of disengaging from large high-tech companies and engaging in new, local enterprises. To that end, they created the restaurant Ladera Grill in downtown Morgan Hill and are now in the process of creating an additional mixed-use, multistory retail facility in downtown Morgan Hill.

The purchase of FastFrame™, and the subsequent conversion of that business to Colibri Art and Framing, is a continuation of their dream to provide interesting and high-quality dining and non-dining retail businesses for the Morgan Hill community.

The couple enjoys both adventure travel and, when not on the road, quality time with their four dogs. Dan’s hobbies include photography, painting, and hiking; Kathy enjoys walking, needlepoint, and reading.

Ellie Honl
GENERAL MANAGER

Ellie is an artist originally from Wisconsin who has recently found her way to beautiful Morgan Hill after previous residences in Arizona and Indiana. In 2008, Ellie earned a Master of Fine Art degree in printmaking (with honors) at the University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA. Previously, Ellie earned a B.A. in studio art (magna cum laude) at St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN. Upon graduation, Ellie was a guest lecturer and visiting professor at several universities.

Ellie’s personal artwork combines printmaking, textiles, photography, and book arts. Ellie enjoys utilizing her knowledge of fine art, her love of problem-solving, and her affinity for artisanship at Colibri Art and Framing.

In her free time, Ellie does portrait, event, and wedding photography and enjoys gardening, learning new things, and doing home improvement projects with her husband Michael.

Abigail Dunnivan
FRAMER/DESIGNER

Abigail is an extraordinarily talented and successful commission pastel artist. Her work can be viewed on http://abbyroseheartworks.com. In addition, Abby is an accomplished artist in the field of watercolor, pen and ink and manga art. At Colibri Art and Framing, Abby puts her extensive knowledge of color, design, and composition to great use in working with our customers to create truly unique custom products that enhance the art being framed.

Working as a successful commission artist AND at Colibri Art and Framing provides little free time for Abigail. When she is able to take some time off, Abigail enjoys riding and working with her horses as well as nature photography.

Julie Bunce
FRAMER/DESIGNER

Julie has recently returned to our South County area from Maui, where she had her own gallery in Makawao, HI as well as in San Luis Obispo, featuring her original sea glass window mosaic designs. This field of art requires expertise in carpentry, soldering and metalwork as well as high familiarity with power equipment. Julie has taken these skills into the Colibri production area to help create the high quality, precision crafted framing products for our customers.

Julie has an Associate of Arts Degree in Interior Design from the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in San Francisco. In addition to operating her own studio and retail operation, Julie has experience in interior design, predominantly in the kitchen and bath areas. The combination of Julie’s education, work as a fine artist and her career in interior design enables important support to our designers and customers in the creation of custom framing elements.

Store Hours

T – F: 10 – 6
Sat: 10 – 5
Closed: Sun / Mon

Store Hours

M – F: 10 – 6
Sat: 10 – 5
Sun: 11 – 4

Store Hours

M – F: 10 – 6
Sat: 10 – 5
Sun: 11 – 4