Our History



In his early days, Robert was a talented and skilled artist specializing in oil paintings and copper tooling art pieces. He traveled extensively and painted wherever his travels takes him to. He frequented the straits of Malaya on his motorcycle, painting Asian scenes and civilizations and sold his art pieces mainly to the 1950-60s post-war colonial officers stationed in the Malaya straits during colonial rule.

His creative flair and early exposure in art brought him to many places and he knew that he wanted to start his own Picture Frame Shop, selling art pieces that he commissioned and providing creative, skilled and professional consultancy on his customers picture framing needs.

Who We Are

The Frame Makers

Magnum & Winston

We are an independently owned picture frame shop that has been established since 1973 and have been practicing and improving our craft for more than 50 years and spanning 2 generations! We are sticking to our roots and will continue to bring hand-made quality frames personalized for our customers.

We grew up spending our weekends in the frame shop, helping our dad out with simple framing chores. Never did it crossed our minds that one day that we would carry on our family business as our father had dearly wished. Years of skill, tradition and hand-made craftsmanship is passed down and now equipped with the latest technology and good framing practices infused with creativity, we aim to provide the very best design and craftsmanship for our customers. Everyday is an accomplishment upon seeing the smiles that we bring to our customers faces.

We may be small but we are good!

As an established picture framing shop for over 40 years, we are dedicated to provide a high quality cost effective solution to all your framing needs. A frame must serve two purposes; To enhance and bring out the best in your artwork and also to protect it from the damaging elements. Our purpose is to create lasting frame designs which enhances and protects your art pieces and cherished memorabilia. Reach out to us to let us find out how we can help you, and see for yourself, what we can do for you!

What Makes Us Different!

We believe that if we want it done right, we’d better do it ourselves. We provide design consultation and then proceed to fabricate your framing project ourselves. There is no middleman or fancy ‘frame designer/consultant’ in a showroom that sells you their proposed frame design and then pass on the actual framing work to another framer or worker in which you pay for double the price. Furthermore, your artwork is handled by a stranger who will never truly understands your framing needs and specific details.

Here at Talent Arts, we are a team that prides ourselves on being able to offer a complete service in house. All our framing work is done here in our workshop and assembled by us on the premises. So you can be fully confident the framer you spoke to when you dropped off your artwork is part of the team that will be making your frame and understanding every need and details that you specify! That way, we can control the quality at every stage, to ensure you get the very best job possible. And your artwork never leaves the safety of our shop, until you come to collect it!

No job is too small nor insignificant for us. We frame simple A4 certificates or small photos, as well as normal servicing at reasonable and affordable prices. No GST as well! Feel free to contact us or simply drop by at our showroom gallery for a free consultation and let us take care of your every framing needs.

You will be delightfully pleased!

A message from us

Thank you for visiting our website and hearing our story. If you have the time, look through our site to understand more about our craft, services and information that you may find useful. You are always welcomed to approach us if you have any questions even if you are not intending to use our services. We would be just as glad to offer you free advice!

Lastly, we would like to thank you for supporting our small local family business and giving us a chance to get to know you and serve your framing needs 🙂