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About Our Staff

At Fort Point Framers, we love what we do. We're artists and craftsmen and have many years of framing experience. Our philosophy is to treat every framing project, large or small, as our own. 


Larry Plitt

Larry Plitt has been framing in the Boston area for over thirty years. Before establishing Fort Point Framers, Larry managed Kennedy Studios at Faneuil Hall, the busiest frame shop in Boston. He opened FPF in 1981 when Fort Point was a newly flourishing haven for artists. Larry studied art and photography at the San Fransisco Art Institute and is also a performing musician and songwriter. He won the Boston Folk Festival songwriting contest in 2008 and performs with the band, The Squeezebox Stompers.

Larry is an active member of the Fort Point community. He is currently on the board of directors of The Friends of Fort Point Channel.

Karen McFeaters

Karen McFeaters

Karen studied painting at Boston University's College of Fine Arts and has over 20 years of framing and design experience. While living in Florida, she coordinated framing for exhibits at the Morse Musuem of American Art and managed the framing department of a well known interior design firm. Karen is an expert frame designer and always comes up with unique and wonderful framing ideas.

Her paintings of Fort Point and other cityscapes can be seen in our gallery and at the Made In Fort Point store on Farnsworth Street. Additionally, she's a sought after pet portrait painter and has a wicked good sense of humor.


Elisa Hamilton

A graduate of the Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Elisa Hamilton is an artist and educator with over six years of framing experience. She is a proud member of the Fort Point Arts community.


About Fort Point Channel, Boston

The 55 acres that comprises modern Fort Point was originally tidal marsh. Beginning in the 1830's, the newly formed Boston Wharf Company purchased the rights to develop and manage the area. Marshland was gradually filled in by leveling Fort Hill on the opposite side of the channel and new wharves were built to facilitate Boston's flourishing seaport trade..

The 90 handsome and sturdy brick buildings that stand today were designed by The Boston Wharf Company at the turn of the nineteenth century. They housed light manufacturing facilities and stored everything from safety razors to lightbulbs, coffee and most importantly, wool. By 1933, Fort Point was at the center of the American wool industry with nine warehouses supplying textile mills throughout New England.

In the 1970's, after industrial use declined, artists revived the district. The high-ceilinged, naturally lit lofts proved to be perfect studio space for painters, sculptors photographers and craftsmen. Today, the area remains one of New England's largest art communities. Thousands of people attend the annual artist's open studios every October.

Fort Point is currently undergoing dramatic changes—office and condominium renovations as well as new construction of shops, museums, restaurants, hotels and office towers. The channel itself and its historic bridges are being redesigned for use as a public water park.

Fort Point is one of Boston's architectural gems and was recently designated a historic landmark district by the city of Boston.