The Ecuador Chronicles - 2009-16
Frame Shop: Marcos Louis Alfonso;
A Small Quito Family Business;
Quality Work by A Talented Family
In an earlier Chronicle we discussed El Parque Ejido and the weekend art market there - a great place to purchase original art directly from the artist at a reasonable price. (http://livewellecuador.com/ArtInThePark.aspx) Marcos Louis Alfonso is a small frame shop in Colonial Quito located on Calle Venezuela near Calle Esmeraldas. This is a family business run by brothers Alfonso and Galo Chavez.
The word for "Frames" in Spanish is "Marcos" - somewhere along the way Dalynda and I started referring to them, just between ourselves, as "The Marcos Brothers". We have used them for all of our art pieces. We estimate it costs a little less than half of the US cost to have things framed in Ecuador.
Marcos Louis Alfonso
Galo and Alfonso Chavez - "The Marcos Brothers"
Senora Alicias Santamaria de Chavez and Daughter Carolina Both Work in the Shop
A Family Affair - Carolina Studies Art and Design at University
A few examples of Frame Styles
Alfonso and Galo are also Musicians - they play in a Brazilian jazz band; I am looking forward to hearing them.
Take a Look at Alfonso and Galo's Work -
and Some of Dalynda's Art Selections
Little Girl - Artist "Indio"
Impressionism - An Original by Dalynda
Would you like to come to Ecuador and Get Framed -
Find out how at Live Well Ecuador: