Bob Ramsey – The Finishing Touch
Starting in 1978, when he was fresh out of college, Bob Ramsey has offered custom framing, fine art, artist’s materials, and select gifts on High Street in his hometown of Chestertown. He has framed everything from patchwork quilts to oil paintings, and today’s clients can also bring in photographs for digital retouching or custom layout in the shop’s professional digital photo lab.
The Finishing Touch carries a curated selection of fine art giclée prints by regional artists like Marc Castelli as well as classic photographs by A. Aubrey Bodine. For patrons who prefer to make art themselves, the back of the shop is stocked with all the essentials, from oil paints and canvases to brushes, inks and crafting materials.
“The town has such charm and the people are friendly,” Ramsey says. “Outside of making a living, to be able to do it in such a lovely small town environment where you make friends—and your friends are your customers—it’s pretty wonderful.”
The Finishing Touch, 311 High Street, (410) 778-5292
Photo courtesy of Tamzin B. Smith Portrait Photography