About Us

Black Dog Pictures and Framing is a company that specialise in bespoke, top quality and good value picture framing. We stock a varied collection of paintings, prints, photographs, and posters. Supporting the picture framing requirements of Ruthin and North Wales, we stock a small selection of framing mouldings, and have speedy access to hundreds of different styles, colours, sizes and textures. We offer a wide range of mounts, in varying colours and thickness, from basic to conservation, with different colour cores and textures. We can also provide a variety of glazing - basic glass. non-reflective, non-glare with or without UV protection, museum, laminated, and a selection of perspex. We are also happy to supply mounts only, and reglaze when accidents happen. Our recent installation of computerised mount cutting machinery has helped us to deliver an outstanding range of mounting options in all shapes and sizes with a plethora of embellishments and has helped us to develop a new and refined range of services.

Black Dog provides an impressive range of services at a high level of quality and professionalism. Our services include Framing and Retailing and we are capable of facilitating a vast range of requests. The team is made up of Nick Woodcock, and Bob, the Black Dog who are local to Ruthin. We believe in offering an efficient and top quality service to our customers and consequently achieve a high rate of repeat business and referrals. Black Dog happily works with individuals and organisations, artists and photographers, to achieve the desired outcomes for the artwork of choice using top quality tools, equipment and materials to achieve these quality results.

If you would like any more information about the services we provide, the work we do or would like to discuss pricing and availability, please visit us in the shop - Black Dog Pictures and Framing, 7 Mwrog Street, Ruthin, Denbighshire, LL15 1LB or you can call 01824 308047 or email us on shop@blackdogpictures.co.uk

We look forward to seeing you soon!


Nick Woodcock

Nick was born in Anglesey too many years ago, and has lived in Ruthin for the last 33 years. Although well travelled, he loves North Wales with a passion, and its beauty , ruggedness, light and weather make for some great scenic pictures and paintings. Picture framing started as a hobby, developed into a business from home, and now runs successfully from its present address in Mwrog Street, Ruthin.


Bob is the successor to the original Black Dog of the title, Jake, who died in 2013. He is a character, who attends the workplace daily, and is much loved by many of the customers. His main priorities in life involve food, chewies, walks, play and the occasional sleep. He is an expert at chasing balls and sticks.

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Black Dog Pictures and Framing, 7 Mwrog Street, Ruthin, Denbighshire, LL15 1LB

We Have Reduced Our Opening Hours

With retirement looming later in the year. 8 successful years in the shop, for which I thank all my customers, but the time has come to hang up the framers' mantle, and head for the hills. The shop is now open from 10:00 to 16:00 Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays.


If anyone knows of anybody who wishes to become a self-employed picture framer, I shall be selling all of my equipment, tools, stock, well everything for £10K. This will include a computerised Wizard 9000 mount cutter, a Morso F frame cutter, a Cassese 88 Underpinner, and a Keencut Ultimat Gold manual mount cutter. I can assure anyone who might be interested that this is a very good price, and they will have everything necessary to set up a framing business.