Our Staff- 50 years of experience in
career and Mom asked him if he would learn the picture framing trade. Dave worked as an
apprentice for no pay from Sherwood McCall who was the framer for Houston Art and Frame.
Sherwood was a fabulous teacher who knew and still is a master of the art of picture framing.
Dave started framing pictures for Wishing Well and some other craft businesses and then left the
teaching career to open Woodland Art and Frame in 1981. As a matter of fact, in three weeks,
Dave left teaching and started the business, Kristen was born, and Cindy quit her job because she
could not bear to be away from Kristen. There were very few customers at this brand new shop
which is only four doors down from the present location of Woodland Art and Frame.
Dave drove substitute bus routes for Conroe ISD with his Masters degree in teaching and after
awhile, the business grew. Cindy soon began bringing baby Kristen and later baby Sarah to the shop
with her and learned the trade rapidly.
In 1986, Dave returned to band directing and has been in education to this day. Cindy took over the
operation of Woodland Art & Frame and has run the business for nearly 34 years. Janine was hired
in 1981 and although she left for a few years has been with us ever since.
Some incredible bonds have been made between our loyal customers and Cindy and Janine. Some of
these customers have been with us for decades. The family now has hundreds and hundreds of
members. Hugs are even abundant with life stories frequently exchanged between customer and
framer and the rest is history!
In the 1970's, Dave's mom owned an arts and crafts
shop on FM 1960 named "Wishing Well Crafts." She
taught many classes in all sorts of art and there was a
demand for custom framing. She farmed out the
framing to an independent who framed from his home.
Unfortunately, she almost got sued when her framer
trimmed a valuable print of Dalhart Windberg's.
It was at this time that Dave was starting his teaching