Our small company’s big vision is to give our clients the best picture framing experience possible. With a committed history in Fairfield County, we know our clientele and have a finger on the current design pulse. With over a dozen talented designers and framers and six locations, we are poised to provide quality and prompt service.
Stephen R. Desloge
Founder and CEO
Rockwell Art and Framing’s owner and President spent the first 22 years of his business career with a Fortune 500 company. He moved from sales and operations into management. As vice president, he opened over 45 offices in the Southern New England Region for the company.
Always passionate about art and photography, he purchased a local frame shop in Wilton and has since expanded to six locations in Fairfield County.
The “Rockwell” in Art and Framing is Stephen’s middle name. Famed illustrator Norman Rockwell is related. Desloge’s heritage directly dates to the Rockwell family who settled in Norwalk and Wilton in the 1600’s. The company’s roots in art and the community are both strong and deep.
Miles Wallace, CPF
“When a person comes to me for custom picture framing they are bringing something that is important enough to be preserved; from children’s art to historical documents, sports jerseys to christening gowns, photo copies to photographs; all require the same level of creativity and care. To me, custom picture framing is truly “memory preservation.”
Nicky Buono, CPF
From Los Angeles to Fairfield County, Nicky brings over 26 years of experience in fine framing to Rockwell Art and Framing’s Fairfield location. Accommodating all variety of picture framing needs, Nicky offers a wide spectrum of creative design possibilities from the simple, yet pleasing, poster frame to hand-carved 22 Karat gold leafed masterpieces. Nicky, who is certified by the Professional Picture Framers Association, attentively collaborates with her clients to create uniquely inspired results that can be themselves works of art.
Ross Owen, MCPF
Ross Owen is a Master Certified Picture Framer and art preservationist who began his career in 1984. Originally from Greenwich, Connecticut, Ross has extensive experience working with art collectors, interior designers, art installers, fine-art restorers, gallery curators and most importantly, the local community. He has applied his high level of workmanship to all types of art, from children’s finger paintings to priceless works of art valued in the hundreds of millions. Ross looks forward to meeting you and learning how he can help with your custom picture framing and art preservation projects.
Jay Cimbak, CPF
Jay Cimbak brings to Rockwell Art and Framing over 20 years of custom framing expertise. Having worked at Max’s Art Supplies for over 28 years, where he started its framing department in 1994, Jay’s growth with the town of Westport links him to the local artist community. He recently received the designation of Certified Picture Framer from the Professional Picture Framers Association and two of his frame designs have been published in their members magazine. Jay has an illustration degree from Sacred Heart University and utilizes that education working side by side with his clients to achieve their vision. Jay prides himself on relationship building and it would be fair to say that every one of his clients becomes a friend.
Manager, New Canaan
Jim Jeffrey joins Rockwell Art and Framing sporting 35 years of custom picture framing experience. Jim is a talented artist and brings that artistic sensibility to all of his custom frame designs.
Jim possesses a great respect for the craft of custom picture framing. He employs all of the best practices of conservation that have been imbued upon him over the years and continues educating himself as the craft of custom picture framing evolves. Jim particularly enjoys the one on one interaction of the design process and embraces his role as trusted caretaker with a balance of integrity and creativity. He maintains the belief that every project, whether simple or complex, should require the same level of professionalism.
Upon realizing that his childhood passions for the visual arts, history and building things resulted in a lifelong career in custom picture framing he said, “I consider myself a fortunate man”.
Rick has been with Rockwell for seven years and has been in the custom picture framing trade for over 25 years. In addition to a graphic design degree from Western Connecticut State University Rick also studied in Woodstock, NY. His preferred mediums are acrylic, watercolor, and chalk pastel, but he has been known to take exceptional photographs. In an ever changing industry, Rick strives to be on the cutting edge of all framing innovation so that he can expertly advise on fine design and proper handling of everything he frames. Rockwell is also proud to proclaim that Rick is our resident expert on everything that pertains to the New York World’s Fair.
Danielle is the newest addition to the Rockwell staff. Recognized as artistically talented at an early age, Danielle has always embraced the arts in spite of pursuing a degree in Criminal Justice from John Jay College. Danielle’s strength in interior design was evident when she came to Rockwell, and everyone has enjoyed watching her expertly integrate her knowledge with custom picture framing. Danielle endeavors to keep current with design and color trends. The other synergy she has employed with custom framing is her love for Crossfit. Danielle is indeed tireless and strong.