Stephen and Michelle Homer are the successors to a business proudly established in 1997.
Stephen was born in Dunedin, but attended Victoria University and worked in both Wellington on Auckland. Michelle was brought up in an environment of oil paint and easel with a very talented artist father in Hong Kong. More recently Stephen and Michelle have been living in Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur, Shanghai and Tokyo, where they and enjoyed much exposure to an interesting array of visual art. Their house in Wellington is another gallery, which over the years required a lot of framing !
The Frame Shop part of the Walrus Gallery business is still operating under the supervision of Jean Manley. Jean has been offering advice on framing options to Wellingtonians for many years – the last seven at the Frame Shop, and knows what can and can’t be done (usually it is can!). Michelle assists utilising her flair for presentation, thereby making the most of your art.
Although there are only the three of us it feels like so many more given all the additional services we are able to bring in and the spirit of cooperativeness we share with our many repeat customers.