OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK 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 7 days a week 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.

Leah De Lane
GENERAL MANAGER

Following 20+ years engaged in both retail and consumer products management for companies such as JCPenney and Revlon, Leah left the corporate world in 2005 to open FastFrame™ of Morgan Hill.

By employing both her consumer business acumen and her natural creative talents, Leah has created and sustained a thriving art and framing business, an enterprise that has become one of the “foundation” retail businesses in Morgan Hill and in the greater South County area. In 2016, Dan and Kathy McCranie acquired the FastFrame of Morgan Hill business with the dream of both expanding the core framing operation as well as including fine art sales into the business model. An important step in that development was the transition of the framing business from FastFrame to an independent company, Colibri Art and Framing.

At Colibri, Leah will function as the general manager of the entire operation. Leah is passionate in her critical role of finding, hiring, and developing the Colibri team as well as providing extraordinary designs for our customers. When not working, Leah is often found volunteering in the community, practicing yoga and pilates, and kayaking with her husband.

Sara Saia
FRAMER/DESIGNER

Sara came to Colibri Art and Framing in May 2016 with an extensive background in art galleries and frame shops in the Carmel and Watsonville areas. Growing up with artist/picture framer parents, art and framing became part of her DNA.

Sara studied art in college, learning different media and theories, and enjoys discovering the newest techniques in art and framing. In addition to the creativity and craftsmanship being a picture framer provides, Sara also loves building a rapport with her clients, listening to their stories, and sharing in the excitement and significance of what they’re framing.

In her free time, Sara likes exploring small off-the-map towns, antique shopping, and hiking with her dog Tater Tot.

Ellie Honl
FRAMER/DESIGNER

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.

Mosa Fotu
PRODUCTION

Born and raised in Tonga, Mosa was drawn to Polynesian art and wood carving at an early age. After attending the University of the South Pacific in Fiji, he came to the U.S. in 2007 to continue his biology studies at California State University, Monterey Bay. In the end, however, Mosa’s artistic drive overwhelmed his interest in biological sciences, and he became a tattoo artist specializing in beautiful, intricate Polynesian designs. After plying his trade in New Zealand and the South Bay Area, he came to Colibri’s new production facility in early 2016. Mosa’s expertise and attention to detail can be seen in every frame and matboard design produced by Colibri.

In his spare time, Mosa is busy tattooing South Bay citizens, practicing the ukulele, visiting our many beaches, and raising two beautiful daughters.

Store Hours

M – F: 10 – 6
Sat: 10 – 5
Sun: 11 – 4

Store Hours

M – F: 10 – 6
Sat: 10 – 5
Sun: 11 – 4

Store Hours

M – F: 10 – 6
Sat: 10 – 5
Sun: 11 – 4