3000 Frames

With over 3000 different frames we are sure to find the perfect frame for your art work.


2500 Mats

We have 2500 different mats because we believe shades make a difference.



Every piece, large or small is treated with the same care. Only the highest quality of material is used to perserve your art.


About Us


Special Effects was begun as an in-house business in 1982, the object was to create a “hobby business” for the founder.┬áIn a small way, Special Effects developed into a retail, commercial, and decorator business, and became a full retail operation in 1989.

With the help and input of many suppliers related to the art, framing, and retail sales world, Special Effects Art Shoppe was established in the Village Inn Centre in Grimsby , where it remains today. (read more)

3000 Frames

We have 3000 different frames to pick from, so if you can't find it here you probably won't find it.

2500 Mats

With 2500 mats we can create a combination that will make your picture look great.

Conservation Framing

All the mats we use are acid free or rag mats. Not only will the mats not chance colour but they will help protect your piece of art.

Conservation Glass

We supply a variety of different glass ranging from 92% - 99% UV protected.

Our Stats


Years of Service


Pictures Framed

5 out 5

Customer Satisfaction

1 1/2 weeks

Average Turn Around Time